COLUMBUS (FOX19) - DeShaun Thomas scored a team high 19 points and #14 Ohio State beat Illinois Sunday in Columbus, 68-55.
The Buckeyes finish the regular season with five straight wins and a 23-7 record.
OSU will be the two seed in the conference tournament and will play the winner of Nebraska and Purdue Friday in Chicago.
The Buckeyes were denied a piece of the Big 10 regular season championship after Indiana came from behind in the final minute to beat Michigan.
The Hoosiers are the top seed in this week's conference tournament.