There were more than 14,000 fans packed inside the Breslin Center on Sunday, but it wasn’t enough for Michigan State to upend No. 11 Ohio State.
The Spartans (12-6, 4-1) fell to the Buckeyes (17-1, 4-1) 64-56 thanks to 21 points from Ohio State’s Tayler Hill.
The Spartans were doomed by poor shooting in the first half, and were unable to make up for it in the second half.
“It was terrible, we couldn’t make a shot,” State head coach Suzy Merchant said of the team’s first half shooting effort. “We dug ourselves a hole.”
Michigan State is now in a tie for second place in the Big Ten with Ohio State and Nebraska. Purdue (15-3, 5-0) is all alone in first place.
Up next for the Spartans is a road trip to Minneapolis to battle Minnesota (10-9, 2-3) on Thursday.