Ohio State-Michigan State score update: Bucks trail 38-36

Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

In a game that felt decidedly un-Big Ten, Ohio State and Michigan State traded blows in a relatively fast paced first half. While Ohio State had the clear edge in shooting overall for the first two thirds of the first half, MSU's strong marksmanship from beyond the arc has kept things incredibly close.

From an OSU vantage, the highlight of the first half was an Aaron Craft theft which made him the Big Ten's career all-time leader in steals. LaQuinton Ross paced the Bucks as per usual with double digits in scoring while Adreian Payne looked every bit the probable first round 2014 NBA Draft pick many expect him to be.

If Ohio State can keep trading baskets with this solid offensively MSU team, anything's possible in the second half. If the Buckeyes' shooting regresses further to the mean, they might find themselves throwing punches under water.

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