GameThread: #3 Michigan State vs. #2 Ohio State

Gary Harris and Michigan State look to end Ohio State's B1G tourney run for a second straight year. - USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State looks to make their fifth straight Big Ten Tournament finals against Tom Izzo and the always tough out, Michigan State Spartans at 4:10 p.m. EDT on CBS (Time Warner Columbus/Delaware 1010 HD/10 SD)

Loading Scores

Thad Matta's Ohio State Buckeyes take on Tom Izzo and the 3rd seeded Michigan State Spartans in a 2013 Big Ten Tournament semifinal. This marks the third meeting between these recent historical B1G basketball powers with Michigan State seeking their second straight Big Ten Tournament title and the Buckeyes looking for their third in four years.

Ohio State enters this one having dominated Nebraska, 71-50, behind 19 points and 9 rebounds from star forward, junior Deshaun Thomas. Michigan State, on the other hand, somewhat limps in to this one after having "stolen" (in the words of their head coach, Tom Izzo) a game from sixth seeded Iowa, 59-56. Adreian Payne led the way for the Spartans with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Below is your Ohio State-Michigan State III GameThread. If this is your first time around for one of these, we're beyond thrilled to have you. Our one and only rule comes from the playbook of legendary Ohio State coach, Woody Hayes: pay it forward. If you act like a jerk for no reason to your fellow commenters, we'll have no choice but to react in kind. On the other hand, if you bring your animated GIF A-game and make a bunch of snarky, web-centric jokes and references, we'll probably get along quite nicely.

Go Bucks.

2013 Big Ten Tournament
Michigan State Spartans
Ohio State Buckeyes
Nebraska-cornhuskers_medium
vs. Ohio-state_medium
#3 #2
Date: March 16th, 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Time: ~4:10 p.m. ET
Arena: United Center
TV: CBS - Time Warner Columbus/Delaware 1010 HD/10 SD, WOW! 201 HD/10 SD, DirecTV 10, DISH 10 Spread: Ohio State -1.5
Radio: WBNS FM-97.1 AM-1460 Over/Under: 124.0
Internet:
CBSSports.com SBN Affiliate:
The Only Colors
We don't give a damn for the WHOLE state of Michigan, we're from Ohio.
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Land-Grant Holy Land

You must be a member of Land-Grant Holy Land to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Land-Grant Holy Land. You should read them.

Join Land-Grant Holy Land

You must be a member of Land-Grant Holy Land to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Land-Grant Holy Land. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker