Ohio State dropped its fifth conference game of the year in a 63-60 loss to the Wisconsin Badgers Sunday evening, but the Buckeyes still have a chance to win a share of the Big Ten regular season championship if it wins out.
The Buckeyes (11-5 in the Big Ten) are currently tied for second place with Michigan, and both teams are just one game back in the loss column from the Spartans. Michigan State had a strong grip on first place and could have locked up the conference championship last night -- but the Spartans fell on the road to a tough Indiana team. Michigan State’s loss gives the Buckeyes new life -- and if Ohio State can beat Northwestern on the road -- the Buckeyes will travel to East Lansing to battle Michigan State for a share of the conference title. The Wolverines could also claim a share of the title if they beat their remaining opponents (Illinois and Penn State), but that's only if Ohio State beats Northwestern and Michigan State.