Ohio State Finishes No. 2 In The Big Ten

Ohio State Finishes No. 2 In The Big Ten

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Ohio State Finishes No. 2 In The Big Ten


There was still a chance at a shared regular season Big Ten championship, but OSU needed Michigan State to lose in Madison. The Spartans were able to pull it out, so the Buckeyes finish in second place.


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Ohio State Finishes Second In The Big Ten

The Buckeyes took care of their business Friday night by beating Indiana on the road in double overtime, but they still needed help from Wisconsin today to get a share of the regular season Big Ten championship.

The Badgers fell down early and clawed their way back, but were unable to seal the deal. In the end Michigan State pulled away for a 68-63 victory to wrap up the regular season league title.

With the win, the Spartans also clinch the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament, meaning Ohio State will now be locked in as the No. 2 seed.

Despite the disappointment today, it was — and still is — a remarkable season in Columbus. The Buckeyes were expected to be in the throws of a rebuilding season under new head coach Chris Holtmann.

Ohio State’s first game in the Big Ten Tournament will be Friday, March 2 @ 6:30 PM Eastern. The opponent is still to be determined but will be the winner of No 10 seed Northwestern vs. the No. 7 seed which will be either Penn state or Indiana depending on how today shakes out.

If the Nittany Lions are able to beat Nebraska in Lincoln, they’ll be the No. 6 seed, but a loss would mean Penn State slides down to the No. 7 line. That could potentially set up another clash with Ohio State.

Penn State has already beaten the Buckeyes twice this year.

 

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