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Cassius Winston scored 25 points as No. 8 Michigan State knocked off No. 14 Ohio State on Saturday.

By Associated Press
January 05, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cassius Winston scored 25 points, Nick Ward added 21 and No. 8 Michigan State extended its unbeaten streak to eight games with an 86-77 victory over No. 14 Ohio State on Saturday.

The second half was tied six times before the Spartans took the lead on a Ward foul shot, and a layup by Kenny Goins put them up by three with 3:28 left.

A Kyle Ahrens put-back at the 2:35 mark, a turnover by Ohio State's Keyshawn Woods and a pair of Aaron Henry foul shots all but sealed it for Michigan State. Ohio State got to within six points twice in the last minute but couldn't get closer.

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Kaleb Wesson scored 25 points despite being in second-half foul trouble, and Luther Muhammed had 12 for the Buckeyes (12-2, 2-1 Big Ten), who saw a six game winning streak snapped.

Michigan State (13-2, 4-0) hasn't lost since Nov. 27.

Ohio State led 43-36 at halftime, boosted by a late 3-pointer from Duane Washington Jr. and another from Kaleb Wesson with 13 seconds left in the half.

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