COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Reports of Ohio State's demise were at least slightly premature and largely discounted the magical healing powers of point guardhuman floorburn Aaron Craft.
Old guys can still win in college basketball, and Craft and his most-experienced teammates guided Ohio State to a big second half and a 68-60 win over Michigan State in another Big Ten survival game Sunday.
This conference is not for the weak of mind, body or heart, and after a first-half offensive showing that's becoming too typical for Ohio State, the Buckeyes turned up the defense and won via role reversal with their offense.
Craft led everybody with a career-high 21 points, a job that usually falls to Deshaun Thomas. The Big Ten's leading scorer at 19.9 per game, Thomas scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, and Ohio State also got 10 points from its lone senior, Evan Ravenel. No. 5 Michigan State's usually strong defense couldn't keep Craft out of the lane and couldn't keep No. 18 Ohio State f...