Ohio State struggled at the start, but used a strong 2nd half to beat Michigan 62-53 to remain undefeated at 23-0. Ohio State improved to 10-0 in the Big Ten and are 23-0 for the second time in school history.
Jared Sullinger scored 19 points to go along with 15 rebounds while William Buford chipped in 13 points for the Buckeyes who trailed the Wolverines 26-23 at halftime.
Using Sullinger inside, the Buckeyes went to the free throw line 25 times in the game, hitting 15(60%) while Michigan was just 1-4 from the stripe. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Wolverines with 15 points and Darius Morris scored 12. Michigan fell to 13-9 on the season – 3-6 in the Big Ten.