No. 6 Ohio State never led vs. No. 19 Michigan on Saturday night at Crisler Arena, where the Wolverines are now a perfect 16-0 this season. Michigan, who lost to the Buckeyes on January 29 in Columbus, walked away with a 56-51 win to move into a tie for second place in the Big Ten standings, just half a game behind the first place Michigan State Spartans.
The Buckeyes wasted Deshaun Thomas' 25 points and 14 rebounds in the loss by turning the ball over 12 times opposite Michigan's eight and shooting just 39-percent as a team. Ohio State was also held to their lowest scoring half this season (20 in the first half).
Ohio State was able to get Jared Sullinger going in the second half, but Michigan's strong first half in keeping Sullinger in check proved to be the difference. Sullinger finished with 14 points after notching just four in the first half.
Ohio State, losers of two of their last three, will look to bounce back on Tuesday against Illinois.