No. 16 Ohio State keeps Big 10 title hopes alive


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Indiana guard Robert Johnson (4) shoots in front of Ohio State forward Kaleb Wesson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Indiana guard Robert Johnson (4) shoots in front of Ohio State forward Kaleb Wesson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)


Indiana forward Justin Smith, center, goes to the basket in front of Ohio State center Micah Potter, left, and forward Keita Bates-Diop during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Indiana forward Justin Smith, center, goes to the basket in front of Ohio State center Micah Potter, left, and forward Keita Bates-Diop during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)


Ohio State forward Jae'Sean Tate (1) goes for a rebound behind Indiana guard Zach McRoberts (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Keita Bates-Diop finished with 24 points and 14 rebounds and C.J. Jackson made a long 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left in double overtime to give No. 16 Ohio State an 80-78 victory at Indiana on Friday night.

With the win, the Buckeyes (24-7, 15-3) can claim a share of the conference crown in coach Chris Holtmann’s first season — if No. 2 Michigan State loses at Wisconsin on Sunday.

Juwan Morgan scored 18 points and Robert Johnson added 17 to lead the Hoosiers (16-14, 9-9).

Toledo 89, Central Michigan 76

TOLEDO — Tre’Shaun Fletcher scored 28 points with nine assists, Jaelan Sanford hit a season-high five 3-pointers in scoring 23 and Mid-American West leader Toledo (20-9, 12-4) used 60 percent 3-point shooting in beating Central Michigan (16-13, 5-11).

Rhode Island 81, Dayton 56

KINGSTON, Rhode Island — Jeff Dowtin scored 20 points, E.C. Matthews added 18 and No. 18 Rhode Island (22-5, 15-1) wrapped up its first outright Atlantic-10 regular-season title with a victory over Dayton (13-15, 7-9).

IUPUI 66, Wright St 56

INDIANAPOLIS — T.J. Henderson had 12 points off the bench, going 10-for-10 from the free throw line, to carry IUPUI (11-17, 8-9 Horizon League) to a win over Wright St. (21-9, 13-4).

Indiana guard Robert Johnson (4) shoots in front of Ohio State forward Kaleb Wesson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/02/web1_119943444-16ba2fa776a043ebbab21f830b4de7b6.jpgIndiana guard Robert Johnson (4) shoots in front of Ohio State forward Kaleb Wesson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Indiana forward Justin Smith, center, goes to the basket in front of Ohio State center Micah Potter, left, and forward Keita Bates-Diop during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/02/web1_119943444-d3f5b57a27bb471287d314f029d29815.jpgIndiana forward Justin Smith, center, goes to the basket in front of Ohio State center Micah Potter, left, and forward Keita Bates-Diop during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
Ohio State forward Jae'Sean Tate (1) goes for a rebound behind Indiana guard Zach McRoberts (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/02/web1_119943444-bc0aee632f7848da82aee6182566067a.jpgOhio State forward Jae'Sean Tate (1) goes for a rebound behind Indiana guard Zach McRoberts (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

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