Spartans, Buckeyes scrap Sunday
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For a change, Michigan State and Ohio State aren’t playing for a trophy.
After contesting Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles in two of their last three meetings, there’ll be no hardware up for grabs when the fourth-ranked Spartans square off with the No. 18 Buckeyes on Sunday.
That does not mean there is nothing on the line.
“It’s like there’s always a trophy on the line every time you play one of the top-tier teams in this conference,” Ohio State guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. said. “It’s clutch time now. It’s gut-check (time) now. Now, toward...