Ohio State vs. No. 1 Michigan State

4:40 p.m. today

Where: Value City Arena

TV: CBS (Ch. 10)

Radio: WBNS-FM (97.1)

Records: Ohio State 12-4, 3-0 Big Ten; Michigan State 15-1, 3-0

Notable: The Buckeyes have climbed to No. 141 nationally in turnover percentage after languishing in the mid-200s for much of the early part of the season. … Ohio State’s last win against the No. 1 team in the country came in the final regular-season game of the 2006-07 season, when it beat Wisconsin 49-48 at Value City Arena. … Gahanna graduate Nick Ward is averaging 18.5 points and 9.7 rebounds in Michigan State’s last six games and has double-doubles in two straight.

Projected starters

OHIO STATE

G C.J. Jackson, 6-1, Jr., 13.5

G Kam Williams, 6-2, Sr., 8.3

G Jae’Sean Tate, 6-4, Sr., 12.9

F Keita Bates-Diop, 6-7, Jr., 19.3

C Kaleb Wesson, 6-9, Fr., 11.7

Key reserves: C Potter, 6-9, So., 4.2; G Jallow, 6-5, Fr., 3.7; G Dakich, 6-2, Gr., 3.2; F Wesson, 6-6, So., 2.3; F Young, 6-8, Fr., 2.1

MICHIGAN STATE

G Cassius Winston, 6-0, So., 12.9

G Joshua Langford, 6-5, So., 13.7

G/F Miles Bridges, 6-7, So., 16.9

F Jaren Jackson Jr., 6-11, Fr., 10.8

F Nick Ward, 6-8, So., 15.4

Key reserves: G McQuaid, 6-4, Jr., 7.6; F Schilling, 6-9, Sr., 3.8; F Tillman, 6-8, Fr., 3.5; G Nairn Jr., 5-10, Sr., 2.1

— Adam Jardy

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