The bubble hasn't burst yet, but it's getting close to pop.
Ohio State took over a back and fourth game late in the second half to hand the Michigan State Spartans their sixth loss in their last eight games, 71-61 at Value City Arena.
Ohio State's William Buford led all scorers with 23. Three other Buckeyes were in double figures, as Ohio State improved to 25-1 overall, and 12-1 in Big Ten play.
Michigan State was led by Kalin Lucas who had 14 points, as the Spartans are now 14-11 overall and 6-7 in the conference.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times