The top-ranked team in the nation was just knocked off on the road.
Ohio State announced its arrival in the Big Ten race in resounding fashion Sunday afternoon.
The unranked Buckeyes blasted top-ranked Michigan State 80-64 in Columbus, moving to 13-4 overall and 4-0 in Big Ten play and handing the Spartans their first conference loss.
Ohio State shot 52.5 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from three-point range. Junior forward Keita Bates-Diop led the way, scoring 32 points.
DOWN GOES NO. 1!
Ohio State took the lead and never looked back picking up a HUGE UPSET win over No. 1 Michigan State, 80-64! pic.twitter.com/x69byXqmON
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) January 7, 2018
With the Spartans losing today and No. 2 Duke falling at NC State on Saturday night, No. 3 Villanova should jump up to the No. 1 spot in tomorrow’s AP Poll.
The Wildcats were the top team in the rankings two weeks ago, but were knocked off at Butler last Saturday and fell to No. 3.