In a thrilling showdown on Sunday, Ohio State’s men’s basketball team secured a monumental victory, ending their school-record 17-game road losing streak with a nail-biting 60-57 triumph over Michigan State. The Buckeyes’ triumph was punctuated by a last-second buzzer-beating three-point shot from the clutch hands of Dale Bonner.

The game was a rollercoaster of emotions as Ohio State found themselves facing a daunting 12-point deficit with just over 11 minutes remaining in the second half. However, displaying grit, determination, and resilience, the Buckeyes mounted an impressive comeback, staging a remarkable turnaround that culminated in their triumphant win.

The crucial victory was the result of a collective team effort, showcasing the depth and talent within the Buckeyes’ roster. Interim coach Jake Diebler, who took over the coaching reins recently, has steered the team to a 2-1 record, securing wins over the #2 ranked Purdue and now Michigan State. Diebler’s leadership has injected a winning mentality into the team, and the players have responded with outstanding performances on the court.

One of the standout performers in the victory was freshman Devin Royal, who had a breakout game, contributing 14 points in just 18 minutes of play. Joining him in the stat sheet were Roddy Gayle Jr. with 12 points, Bruce Thornton with 11, and Felix Okpara with 10, underscoring the team’s balanced offensive attack.

The victory over Michigan State holds special significance for Ohio State, as they hadn’t defeated the Spartans in East Lansing since 2012. The win not only ended a prolonged road losing streak but also marked a turning point for the Buckeyes as they eye the end of the regular season and look toward the Big Ten conference tournament.