The No. 12 Michigan State Spartans moved into a first place in the Big Ten by snapping No. 3 Ohio State's six-game winning streak on Saturday evening, 58-48, in front of a sold out Value City Arena in Columbus.
Ohio State led early in the game, but Michigan State then went on an 18-5 run in the middle 10 minutes of the first half, paced by Draymond Green's seven points. At the half, Michigan State held a 10-point lead, Ohio State's largest deficit at the half of the season.
In the second, Michigan State clamped down on defense after Ohio State made a charge early in the half to get back within five. Ultimately, the Spartans' defense was just too much as Ohio State finished the game shooting a putrid 26-percent.
Adreian Payne led MSU with 15 points on a perfect shooting night. Jared Sullinger had
a triple-double 17 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 turnovers for Ohio State.
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