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Buckeyes defeat No. 1 Spartans

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Ohio State Buckeyes upset the No. 1 team in the country on Sunday afternoon. The Buckeyes defeated No. 1 Michigan State Spartans, 80-64, at the Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

The Buckeyes improved to 13-4 on the season. Ohio State is on a three-game win streak with this win on Sunday.

Ohio State Buckeyes forward Keita Bates-Diop goes to the basket (Getty Images)

Ohio State Buckeyes forward Keita Bates-Diop goes to the basket (Getty Images)

The Spartans fell to 15-2 on the season. The loss is their first since losing to No. 2 Duke Blue Devils in an 88-81 defeat on November 14th, 2017.

Michigan State has won 13 straight games before Sunday’s loss.

Keita Bates-Diop led the Buckeyes with 32 points. He also had seven rebounds.

Ohio State has four players, who scored in double-figures. C.J. Jackson had 14 points, while Jae’Sean Tate had 13 points and Kam Williams added 10 more.

The Buckeyes has three bench points, all from graduate transfer Andrew Dakich.

Miles Bridges and Joshua Langford led the Spartans with 17 points each. Bridges had seven rebounds and two assists.

Langford also had three rebounds.

Michigan State had four players, who scored in double-figures. Cassius Winston had 12 points, while Jaren Jackson Jr. added 11 points.

The Spartans had four bench points. Gavin Schilling and Lourawls Nairn Jr. had a basket each.

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