Big Ten Championship 2012, Michigan State Vs. Ohio State: Spartans Lead At Half

The 2012 Big Ten Championship game is a good one so far, with Michigan State leading Ohio State 34-32 at the end of the first half.

Unlike some conference championship finals, this Michigan State vs. Ohio St. matchup has large implications for the NCAA tournament seeding. The winner will likely snag a No. 1 seed, while the loser will fall down to a No. 2.

Enjoy some video:


Draymond Green leads the Spartans with seven points, four rebounds and two assists. Derrick Nix gave Michigan State a nice lift off the bench with a little of everything: six points, two assists, one block and one rebound.

Adreian Payne has anchored the Spartans defense with three blocks, none better than this:

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William Buford leads Ohio State with 10 points and two blocks. Here are two of those points:

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For more on the two teams, head over to Ohio State Buckeyes blog Along The Olentangy and Michigan State blog The Only Colors. For more on the entire tournament, keep it on our Big Ten Tournament StoryStream. For wall to wall coverage of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated college hoops hub.

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