With less than 18 minutes remaining in Sunday’s game against Michigan State, it looked like the "Ohio State struggles against ranked teams" narrative was about to pick up more corroborating evidence.
The Spartans led by nine, Deshaun Thomas was ice cold and the home crowd had been silenced. And that’s when Aaron Craft decided to kick it into fifth gear.
The Buckeyes point guard willed his team to a 68-60 victory with what may have been the best half of basketball he has played in his career. It was something of poetic justice because Craft, much like the entire Ohio State squad, had fallen short of lofty expectations (offensively) and was looking for a measure of redemption on a big stage.
Here are 10 lessons to take away from the win over Michigan State.