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Ohio State rallies past Spartans

Ross has 22, Craft 12 as Buckeyes upend No. 22 MSU

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    Ohio State's Aaron Craft, left, steals the ball from Michigan State's Keith Appling during the first half Sunday in Columbus.

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    Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross, right, posts up against Michigan State's Keith Appling during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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Ohio State's Aaron Craft, left, steals the ball from Michigan State's Keith Appling during the first half Sunday in Columbus.

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COLUMBUS — LaQuinton Ross scored 22 points and Aaron Craft added 12, including a late free throw, to lead Ohio State past No. 22 Michigan State 69-67 today.

Keith Appling’s jumper with 2 seconds left was off the mark for the Spartans, who failed to score over the final 4:30 as Ohio State scored the game’s final four points.

Adreian Payne scored 23 points, Gary Harris had 12 and Denzel Valentine 11 for the Spartans (23-8, 12-6 Big Ten), who have lost seven of their last 11.

Much-maligned center Amir Williams hit a free throw with 37.2 seconds left to put Ohio State (23-8, 10-8) ahead for good. Craft then added a free throw with 20.9 seconds remaining.

Both teams were seeking some traction heading into the postseason. The Buckeyes had dropped their last two on the road to second-tier Big Ten teams.

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