INDIANAPOLIS – Duane Washington Jr. scored 24 points and E.J. Liddell added 18 and No. 9 Ohio State fended off a frantic finish from No.
4 Michigan for a 68-67 victory Saturday and a chance to play for the Big Ten Tournament title. The Buckeyes (21-8) will play their fourth game in four days against either No.
3 Illinois or No. 5 Iowa on Sunday. Ohio State has won four tourney crowns, its most recent coming in 2013. Michigan (20-4) was led by Hunter Dickinson with 21 points and eight rebounds and managed to cut a 13-point deficit to one in the final 4 1/2 minutes.