Ohio State crushed rival Michigan 77-55 late Saturday afternoon to advance to the Big Ten Championship Game, where the Buckeyes will take on Michigan State, who earlier in the afternoon defeated Wisconsin, 65-52.
Jared Sullinger led the Buckeyes with 24 points and six rebounds and scored the Buckeyes' first six points, as well as eight of their first 10, as Ohio State built a huge lead early on. The Buckeyes had a 16-3 lead before Zack Novak finally hit a layup for the Wolverines with 11 minutes left to play in the first half. Ohio State had no problem holding Michigan at arm's length after that, holding a 34-21 lead at halftime.
Deshaun Thomas also had 22 points for the Buckeyes. Tim Hardaway Jr. led Michigan with 13 points.
The championship game between Ohio State and Michigan State will be played Sunday afternoon at 3:30 PM on CBS.
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