Top 25: Ohio State ruins Indiana's plans

2013-03-06T00:00:00Z Top 25: Ohio State ruins Indiana's plansThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 06, 2013 12:00 am  • 

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft scored nine of Ohio State's points in a decisive 11-2 run, leading the 14th-ranked Buckeyes past No. 2 Indiana 67-58 on Tuesday night.

Thomas finished with 18 points, and Craft added 15 as the Buckeyes (22-7, 12-5 Big Ten) won their fourth straight.

Indiana had big plans for Senior Night.

After clinching a share of its first conference league title in 11 years with losses by Michigan State and Wisconsin on Sunday, the Hoosiers (25-5, 13-4) were trying to claim their first outright Big Ten crown since 1993. They will have another chance Sunday at No. 7 Michigan.

Cody Zeller scored 17 points and Christian Watford added 12, but the Hoosiers weren't themselves.

Ohio State retook the lead midway through the second half when Indiana went more than five minutes without a basket.

• No. 3 Duke 85, Virginia Tech 57: In Durham, N.C., Seth Curry scored 20 points in his final home game, and Duke pulled away to beat Virginia Tech.

Fellow senior Ryan Kelly added 18 points in his second straight strong performance since coming back from an injury for the Blue Devils (26-4, 13-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).

• No. 25 Memphis 56, UTEP 54: In El Paso, Chris Crawford scored 15 points, Adonis Thomas added 11, and Memphis remained undefeated in Conference USA with a victory over UTEP.

UTEP's C.J. Cooper had an opportunity to tie the game after being fouled from beyond the three-point line, but he missed the first free throw. He made the second and purposely missed the third in an attempt to rebound the ball and get a two-point shot. Tarik Black was fouled getting the rebound for the Tigers (26-4, 15-0 CUSA).

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