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.