The Michigan Wolverines got back on track quickly following their loss to Iowa this past weekend, and in a big way as the 15th-ranked Wolverines took down the rival–and 22nd-ranked–Ohio State Buckeyes on the road Wednesday night, 70-60.
After being thoroughly dominated by Iowa over the weekend in a crushing loss, this was the best chance for Michigan to make the statement that they’re still one of the top teams in the Big Ten, although it wasn’t easy.
Michigan trailed Ohio State at the half by four at 30-26. But, the second half was an entirely different story as the Wolverines began dominating the glass and making all the shots they needed, outscoring the Buckeyes 44-30 in the final 20 minutes to walk away with the win.
Guard Derrick Walton Jr. led the way for Michigan in the crucial win, finishing the night with a double-double, accounting for 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Nik Stauskas was the only other Michigan starter to finish in double figures with 15 points, while also adding in three rebounds.
With the win, Michigan moves to 18-6 on the season and 8-2 in the Big Ten. Ohio State drops to 19-6 overall and 6-6 in the conference.