Dale Bonner's buzzer-beater wins game for Ohio State basketball team

The Ohio State basketball team finally broke the program-worst road losing streak. They win their first road game in the last 18 matchups.

Feb 25, 2024; East Lansing, Michigan, USA;  Michigan State Spartans center Mady Sissoko (22) grabs a
Feb 25, 2024; East Lansing, Michigan, USA; Michigan State Spartans center Mady Sissoko (22) grabs a / Dale Young-USA TODAY Sports

The Ohio State basketball team came into their matchup with Michigan State on Sunday having lost their last 17 games on the road. It was the worst streak in program history. The Buckeyes hadn't won a road game since January 1, 2023, against Northwestern. It's one of the big reasons Chris Holtmann got fired.

Jake Diebler now leads the program. He got a big win in his first game as interim head coach by beating Purdue. He lost his first road game against Minnesota earlier in the week. He got his second chance to end that streak at Michigan State on Sunday against a Spartans team that can be dangerous.

They finally snapped it. The Ohio State basketball team beat the Spartans 60-57 after a buzzer-beating three from Dale Bonner. It was a big turnaround for the Buckeyes in the second half after they only scored 22 points in the first half and were trailing by ten.

Ohio State was down by as much as 12 points in the second half with just under 11 minutes left in the game. They fought back and actually showed some poise down the stretch, something they never showed under Holtmann on the road. It was extremely impressive.

The Buckeyes had four players score in double-figures. Devin Royal actually led the Buckeyes in scoring with 14 off the bench. He was a big player in the second half and is starting to get some real playing time. He's clearly earned it with how solid he can score from inside and outside.

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Despite going just 3/17 from three, the Buckeyes won this road game, They still probably don't have a road to the NCAA Tournament, but it's a solid win nonetheless. Diebler is still trying to prove that he deserves the head coaching job full-time.