Ohio State: Buckeyes miss out on Big Ten regular-season title; Ryan Shazier gets ovation in Cleveland

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Ohio State basketball misses out on Big Ten championship

The Big Ten regular season is in the books, and the Buckeyes missed out on first place by one game. Michigan State clinched the outright regular-season conference title with a win over Wisconsin on Sunday. The No. 2-ranked Spartans finished 16-2 in league play. Ohio State finished the regular season with a 15-3 Big Ten record, securing that mark with a double-overtime win over Indiana on Friday night. Ohio State and Purdue had the same league record, but the Buckeyes will be the No. 2 seed in this week’s Big Ten Tournament thanks to a win over the Boilermakers earlier in February.

Chris Holtmann’s club has some momentum as it heads to New York thanks to C.J. Jackson. Here’s his game-winner from Friday night:

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Ohio State women claim second straight Big Ten championship

While the men’s team missed out on a title, the Ohio State women’s basketball team clinched the outright 2017-18 Big Ten Conference championship Sunday with a win over Penn State. The Buckeyes finished the Big Ten with a 13-3 mark, edging 12-4 Maryland. It’s the second straight conference title for Ohio State.

Ryan Shazier receives big ovation in Cleveland

Ryan Shazier got a lot of love in the Buckeye State on Sunday. Attending a Cleveland Cavaliers game, Shazier got a loud ovation when he was shown on the big screen. The former Ohio State football star suffered a career-threatening spine injury in a game for the Pittsburgh Steelers in December. Shazier underwent surgery a few days after the injury and was in the hospital until Feb. 1.

While he’s still going through the rehab process, Shazier is able to travel. Here’s how the Cleveland crowd reacted:

Ed Warinner will be on sidelines for Michigan

Ed Warinner has been with Michigan for only a few weeks, but he’s already getting moved up on the coaching staff. Warinner — who spent five seasons at Ohio State with Urban Meyer — will be the offensive line coach on Jim Harbaugh’s staff in 2018. The move was reported after Michigan parted ways with offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Tim Drevno on Friday. Warinner confirmed the new role through his Twitter account.

Warinner spent the 2017 season with Minnesota and was initially hired by Michigan as an offensive analyst.

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