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Buford Leads Bucks Over Spartans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - William Buford scored 23 points and Aaron

Craft had a hand in two critical plays down the stretch to lead No.

2 Ohio State to a 71-61 win over Michigan State on Tuesday night.

It was a hard-fought struggle for the Buckeyes (25-1, 12-1 Big

Ten), playing for the first time since having their unbeaten season

ended with a 61-57 loss at Wisconsin on Saturday.

Jon Diebler and David Lighty each had 12 points. Jared

Sullinger, averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds, was limited to 11

and 2. Craft, a freshman substitute point guard, had seven points,

four assists, four steals and three rebounds.

Kalin Lucas led the Spartans (14-11, 6-7) with 14 points, while

Adreian Payne and Draymond Green each had 10.

The Buckeyes finished the game on an 18-10 run to pull away.

 

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