COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 7 Ohio State is searching for answers to its perplexing February fade with the regular-season finale against No. 4 Illinois looming this weekend. Ohio State had won seven straight games and soared to No. 4 in the AP Top 25 before losing three in eight days, two of them to Top 10 teams. The Buckeyes know they have to start righting the ship with the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments just ahead. The Illini buried No. 2 Michigan 76-53 during their last game.