Hoop Briefs

Michigan State 107,

Ohio State 105, 3 OT

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Jasmine Hines scored a career-high 36 points, and Tori Jankoska made three free throws in the final 39 seconds of the third overtime to lift No. 20 Michigan State to a 107-105 victory over No. 5 Ohio State, denying the Buckeyes a chance to celebrate a Big Ten title Saturday.

Kelsey Mitchell scored a career-high 48 points for Ohio State (23-6, 15-3), which is on the verge of losing the conference championship in agonizing fashion. The Buckeyes also lost in overtime to Minnesota earlier in the week, and now they need No. 6 Maryland (26-3, 15-2) to lose to Minnesota on Sunday in order to share the title.

Mitchell’s three-point play put Ohio State up 105-104 with 41.4 seconds remaining, but Jankoska was fouled in the backcourt and made two free throws to put the Spartans back ahead.

Jankoska added another free throw with 2.1 seconds left.

Buffalo 70, Ohio 58

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University women suffered a 70-58 loss to visiting Buffalo Saturday.

The Bobcats (22-5, 14-2) had two players with double digit scoring with Quiera Lampkins posting 18 points and Kiyanna Black adding 13.

Buffalo (15-12, 7-9) had three players in double digits with Stephanie Reid and Joanna Smith contributing 21 and teammate Katherine Ups 12 points.

OU will entertain Bowling Green on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tipoff.


Ohio 103,

Buffalo 96, OT

ATHENS, Ohio – Jaaron Simmons had 31 points and eight assists and Jordan Dartis hit a pair of crucial 3-pointers on Saturday to help Ohio beat Buffalo 103-96 in overtime.

Ohio (19-9, 10-6) moved a game ahead of Buffalo (16-13, 9-7) in the Mid-American Conference East Division standings after both teams entered the game tied for second place. Ohio trails Akron (11-5) by one game for first place.

Dartis made both of his late 3-pointers from the same spot in the right corner – the first capped the scoring in regulation at 85-all and the second gave the Bobcats the lead for good at 96-93 with 1:31 left in overtime.