Columbus, Ohio – In an almost empty value city arena, the match between No. 3 Michigan and 4th Ohio State in February looked like a serious NCAA match in March: good shooting, timely 3-points, tough game margin, some mistakes and some delays Play.
After six ties in the second half, Michigan pulled away in the final minutes and then held Ohio State 92-87 to a close on Sunday, showing two teams aiming for the No. 1 seed next month.
“It was like a boxing match,” said Michigan coach Juan Howard. “One team took one blow, the other team took another blow. It went back and forth. Our comrades showed their austerity through some of those ups and downs.”
The win also highlights the importance of Michigan’s 7-Ft-1 Newcomer Center Hunter Dickinson, Who went many inches and considerably to the great men of the state of Ohio. He led the Wolverines with 22 points and nine rebounds, scoring all six of his worst shots.
Ohio state coach Chris Holdman agreed.
Michigan (16-1, 11-1 Big Ten) were nine points ahead with 23 seconds left. But a pair of 3-pointers Duane Washington Jr.. Around a layout by C.J. Walker The Buckeyes got three points within 3 seconds.
Ohio State was wrongly forced, and Eli Brooks He hit two of his free throws to seal Michigan’s fifth win, which came three weeks apart due to COVID-19 issues.
Washington had 30 points in an innings and went 5-for-10 in 3 of the Bucks (18-5, 12-5). E.J. Little There were 23 to go with 10 restarts.
“It’s a great game, man,” Washington said. “Two to -5 teams, Thought we were competing at a very high level. We were in good condition to bring it home. Basketball is a game of runs, and they were there, and we should be a little better at the final extension. “
Both teams fired 53% off the ground.