Feb 11, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes forward LaQuinton Ross (10) battles for the ball with Michigan Wolverines guard Caris LeVert (23) and forward Glenn Robinson III (1) at Schottenstein Center. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan at Ohio State final score: Wolverines surge past Buckeyes in second half, 70-60

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.

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  • Gary

    Easy come back for Michigan. Once Ohio State built a 10 point lead, they went into offensive hibernation.
    No plays at all on the offensive side of the ball. Just dribble ball up court. Everyone just stand around. Pass a little bit. Then whoever ends up with the ball last when shot clock is winding down launch a stupid 3 pointer.
    After shooting 3-20 from 3 point land you would think they might try something else.
    Like drive to the basket. Try to get some one under the hoop for some easy shots. But, not with Matta’s offensive game plan. I don’t think he even teaches offense.
    Just a sad team to watch this year.