(AP) Nik Stauskas scored 15 points and Derrick Walton III added 13 – including three critical free throws with 1:55 left – to power No. 15 Michigan to a 70-60 victory over No. 22 Ohio State on Tuesday night. The victory ended a nine-game losing skid over the last 11 years in Columbus for the Wolverines (18-6, 10-2), who came into the game tied for the top spot in the conference with Michigan State.
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For Ohio State, when it plays rival Michigan, the letter “M” doesn’t exist. So, it should come as no surprise that in the program for Tuesday night’s Michigan at Ohio State game the letter “M” was ignored. Not only that, it referred to Michigan as “The School Up North.” Check out a photo of it in this post.
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It’s a shame Michigan and Ohio State are guaranteed to meet just once on the hardwood this season. That one time is tonight, as No. 22 Ohio State hosts No. 15 Michigan at 9 p.m. ET. It’s a huge game, both in terms of the rivalry and the Big Ten title race. Our guys offer their game analysis in this post.
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Another week of action is at our feet, and the best game of the week is the first game: Michigan at Ohio State. In fact, this is a big week for the Wolverines, who also play host to Wisconsin. Here are links to the daily game schedules through Sunday: Tonight, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Also, click on your school’s name below to find the remaining scheduled games. Now, here is my weekly look at all 11 games coming up.
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Big game tonight, as Michigan plays at Ohio State. The Wolverines are tied for first place with Michigan State with a 9-2 record. But Michigan is slumping, losing two of its last three. And both defeats were on the road: at Indiana; at Iowa. Conversely, the Buckeyes are playing well, winning three in a row after losing five of six games. Here’s what to watch for tonight.
Another week is in the books, and that means it’s time for my latest Big Ten Player of the Year tracker. Michigan State’s Gary Harris topped my initial list last week, but it’s Iowa’s Devyn Marble on top this week. Agree? Feel free to enter your thoughts in the comment box at the bottom of the post.