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Omaha, Neb. — Tyler Cowles knocked in a pair of runs and Ohio State held off Michigan 5-3 on Friday, eliminating the Wolverines from the Big Ten Tournament.

The Buckeyes (36-21) advanced to face top-seeded Minnesota on Saturday.

Ohio State jumped ahead 2-0 on RBI hits by Cowles and Noah McGregor in the third inning, and Bo Coolen’s home run to right made it 3-1 Ohio State in the sixth. Cowles made it a 5-1 game with an RBI flyout later that inning.

Brock Keener’s two-run single in the seventh pulled Michigan (33-21) within 5-3, but Seth Kinker held off the Wolverines for his 15th save.

Adam Niemeyer (4-3) picked up the win for Michigan, allowing one run in five innings. Ben Dragani (6-2) took the loss in relief.

BIG TEN TOURNAMENT

At TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb.

Wednesday’s games

Game 1: No. 3 Michigan 2, No. 6 Iowa 1 (10)

Game 2: No. 2 Purdue 8, No. 7 Ohio State 2

Game 3: No. 1 Minnesota 3, No. 8 Michigan State 2

Game 4: No. 4 Illinois 7, No. 5 Indiana 1

Thursday’s games

Game 5: Ohio State 2, Iowa 0

Game 6: Indiana 6, Michigan State 5 (10)

Game 7: Purdue 5, Michigan 4

Game 8: Minnesota 4, Illinois 0

Friday’s games

Game 9: Ohio State 5, Michigan 3

Game 10: Illinois 5, Indiana 4

Saturday’s games

Game 11: Ohio State vs. Minnesota, 10 a.m.

Game 12: Illinois vs. Purdue, 2 p.m.

* Game 13: Ohio State vs. Minnesota, 6 p.m.

* Game 14: Illinois vs. Purdue, 10 p.m.

Sunday’s game

Game 15: Winner Game 12/14 vs. Winner Game 11/13, 2 p.m.

* If necessary

Note: Game 14 moves to 6 p.m. if Game 13 doesn’t take place

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