staff, January 13, 2013

Deshaun Thomas had 20 points and scored the first and last baskets in a 16-0 first-half spurt to help No. 14 Ohio State beat second-ranked Michigan 56-53 on Sunday, denying the Wolverines their first No. 1 ranking in more than 20 years.

After Trey Burke, who led the Wolverines (16-1, 3-1 Big Ten) with 15 points, hit a 3-pointer to open the game, the Buckeyes took the lead for good although there were many nervous moments by the finish.

Burke had a shot to tie the game with 17 seconds left, but it rattled around and out.


Glenn Robinson III steal and slam:

Evan Ravenel sends down big dunk:

Sam Thomson tallies another highlight-reel alley-oop:

Deshaun Thomas gets easy flush:

Tim Hardaway Jr. hammers down alley-oop:

Shannon Scott hustles, blocks layup from behind:

Trey Burke goes behind the back on layup:

Jordan Morgan throws it down:

Sam Thompson scores seven consecutive points:

Sam Thompson get early flush:

FINAL: No. 2 Michigan misfired from the floor and the free throw line all game in a 56-53 loss to No. 14 Ohio State on Sunday at Value City Arena in Columbus. Michigan (16-1) shot 38 percent from the field (18-of-47) and hit free throws at a 73 percent clip (11-of-15). Ohio State (13-3) got a spark from Deshaun Thomas, who poured in 20 points and four rebounds. Trey Burke scored 15 points, yanked down four rebounds, and contributed four assists for the Wolverines in a losing effort.

HALFTIME: No. 2 Michigan went on a 14-5 run to close the gap late in the first half and now trails No. 14 Ohio State, 34-22. Trey Burke opened the game with a 3-pointer to give Michigan the lead, however the Buckeyes scored the next 16 points. Ohio State's Aaron Craft had a big first half, with seven points, two rebounds and two assists, but he committed two early fouls. Deshaun Thomas leads all scorers with 11 points. Reserve guard Spike Albrecht paces Michigan with seven points, while Trey Burke added five.

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