Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas (1) drives to the basket against Northwestern's Kale Abrahamson (13), Dave Sobolewski (3) and Alex Olah (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Ohio State won 63-53. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Northwestern guard Dave Sobolewski, left, passes the ball as Ohio State guard Aaron Craft guards during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Ohio State guard Lenzelle Smith Jr., (32) smiles after their 63-53 win over Northwestern in an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Northwestern guard Alex Marcotullio, right, blocks a shot by Ohio State guard Shannon Scott (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)