Michigan State basketball won 84-78 against Ohio State in the finale

EAST LANSING – More sizzling scoring. More good ball movement. More deep breathing as the opponent returns.

win on graduation day. And a chance to exhale while Michigan State basketball awaits its post-season doom.

AJ Hoggard tied a career-high with 23 points and added seven assists as the Spartans put together a balanced offensive performance and survived an Ohio State hot shot in the second half for an 84-78 win Saturday afternoon at the Breslin Center.

MSU (19-11, 11-8 Big Ten) must now wait for the league’s regular season to end on Sunday to see who it faces to open next week’s Big Ten tournament play on Thursday or Friday. The Spartans can still earn a double bye and finish as high as a No. 3 seed and as low as a No. 7 seed.

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