The Story: #19 Michigan Downs #6 Ohio State
The big story tonight was the Michigan Wolverines’ 56-51 win over Big 10 rival Ohio State. Michigan came into the game ranked #19, while Ohio State was at #6.
The teams only managed a combined 45 points in the first half, as Michigan held a 25-20 lead.
Ohio State closed the gap to three several times and trailed only 54-51 with 43 seconds left after Aaron Craft made two free throws.
But Michigan’s Trey Burke hit a jumper with 14 seconds left, giving the Wolverines a 56-51 win.
Best Michigan Blog
There are a few Michigan blogs out there, but we will go back to Sports Nation for the best of them.
Maize ‘n Brew‘s average visits fluctuate, probably depending on whether the basketball team is playing. Not surprisingly, the site’s biggest month is in August when football fever is hitting.
Like many sites, an author provided instant analysis of the most recent game. Here was one of the comments:
Tim Hardaway Jr. ate his Wheaties at a convenient time. His numbers don’t jump off the page (13 points, four turnovers), but Hardaway looked like the confident player we all thought we were going to get every single night heading into the season. His massive three-pointer, followed by a camera-friendly salute as he was backpedaling down the court, was the one of the coolest scenes of the game.
Quick question: Do you know where Hardaway’s famous father attended college?
Wasn’t Michigan. He went to UTEP, from which he graduated in 1989.
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