Gary Harris, Adrien Payne, and Keith Appling combine for 51 points to defeat Ohio State in a hard fought victory. Ohio State was down as much as 15 before storming back with Sam Thompson and Aaron Craft leading the way. Sam Thompson had 18 points while Aaron Craft had a great all-around game 9 points, 6 assist, and 3 rebounds. It was not enough after back to back three pointers by Kenny Kaminski and Adrien Payne shattered the BUckeyes hopes of winning. Michigan State won 72-68 in East Lanson.