EAST LANSING, MI - MARCH 04: Jared Sullinger #0 of the Ohio State University scores during the first quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartand at Breslin Center on March 4, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Ohio State Vs. Michigan State: William Buford Gives Buckeyes 72-70 Win

William Buford hit a long jumper with one second left and Ohio State shocked Michigan State, 72-70, to earn a share of the Big Ten regular-season title.

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Ohio State Vs. Michigan State Final Score: William Buford Gives Buckeyes 72-70 Win, Share Of Big Ten Title

There will be a three-way tie on top of the Big Ten basketball standings. William Buford hit a long jumper at the top of the key with one second left, and Ohio State escaped with a 72-70 win over Michigan State in East Lansing. The Spartans will still have the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament next week, with Michigan at No. 2 and Ohio State at No. 3. All three finished 13-5 in the Big 10 in the regular season.

The game went down to the wire, with both teams trading big baskets. The Spartans took a two-point lead with 1:08 remaining on two free throws by Draymond Green, but Aaron Craft hit a long two point jump shot with 54 seconds left to tie the score. The Spartans went back to Green on the ensuing possession, but he missed a tough fadeaway jumper, giving the Buckeyes the ball back with 29 seconds left with a chance to win the game. The Buckeyes were struggling with their possession, but Buford bailed them out with a tough shot with Keith Appling.

For more on the Michigan State Spartans, go to The Only Colors. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NCAA Basketball hub at SBNation.com/NCAA-Basketball.

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Ohio State Vs. Michigan State Score Update: Spartans Up 9 At Half On Buckeyes, 38-29

With sole possession of the Big Ten title on the line, the No. 5 Michigan State Spartans are not messing around on Sunday against No. 10 Ohio State.

The Buckeyes, however, are playing like they watched Michigan dash their hopes of sharing that title, as they shot just 25-percent in the first half and allowed Michigan State to jump out to a 24-9 lead in the first 10 minutes. Ohio State did flip the switch in the latter 10 minutes, though, finishing the half outscoring the Spartans 20-14 to bring the deficit inside double-digits.

MSU's Keith Appling is the leading scorer with 10 points on 4-for-7 shooting. Brandon Wood added eight off the bench. Jared Sullinger -- who was 5-for-15 with 10 turnovers when Michigan State beat Ohio State on February 29 -- was a miserable 2-for-10 in the first half.

For more on the Michigan State Spartans, go to The Only Colors. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NCAA Basketball hub at SBNation.com/NCAA-Basketball.

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Ohio State Vs. Michigan State: Spartans Look To Secure Big Ten Regular-Season Title

Michigan State looking to finish Big Ten play on a winning note.

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