EAST LANSING, MI – Evan Turner scored 20 points and No. 9 Ohio State earned a 74-67 win over No. 11 Michigan State on Sunday.
William Buford had 17 points for the Buckeyes (21-7, 11-4 Big Ten), who pulled into a second-place tie with Michigan State in the conference.
Both teams trail Purdue by a half-game in the conference standings.
Durrell Summers scored 16 points for Michigan State (21-7, 11-4), which trailed by 14 points early in the second half. Summers scored seven straight points, including a dunk and a 3-pointer, to give Michigan State a 62-61 lead with 4:05 remaining.
Buford hit two free throws to put the Buckeyes back on top 63-62. Turner's jumper gave Ohio State a 65-62 lead with 2:55 left.
Jon Diebler hit a 3-pointer with 1:45 left to put the Buckeyes ahead 68-62.