After losing top starters, OSU loses to Division II school

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Marcus Parker scored 18 points to lead
Findlay to a 70-68 victory over Ohio State on Tuesday night, the
second time in a week a Division II school beat a Big Ten team in
an exhibition game.

On Saturday, Grand Valley State beat No. 8 Michigan State, the
conference preseason favorite, 85-82 in double overtime.

The Big Ten made headlines this way to start the football season
when then-No. 5 Michigan Wolverines lost 34- 32 to Appalachian State from the
Football Championship Subdivision.

Jamar Butler hit a 3-pointer with 1:52 left to bring the
Buckeyes, who have one starter back from the team that lost to
Florida in the national championship game in March, within 70-67.
He later made a free throw with 4 seconds remaining to pull the
Buckeyes within two points, but Ohio State was unable to regain
possession as time expired.

Morgan Lewis had 15 points and Josh Bostic added 13 for the

Butler finished with 22 points and Kosta Koufos added 20 for the
Buckeyes in their final exhibition game. They open the regular
season on Nov. 12 against Wisconsin-Green Bay in the NIT Season

Freshmen Greg Oden, Mike Conley Jr. and Daequan Cook all left
Ohio State after last season for the NBA.