Posted March 16, 2013 on ohiostate.scout.com
Deshaun Thomas hit the eventual game-winner with 22.1 seconds left and Aaron Craft scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half to lift Ohio State to a 61-58 victory over Michigan State in a Big Ten tournament semifinal contest. OSU advances to its fifth straight tourney final and will meet Wisconsin in the title game.
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Craft leads Ohio State past Spartans

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