Michigan comes back, pulls off road upset of No. 23 Ohio State to boost NCAA Tournament resume
Michigan’s NCAA Tournament resume got a huge boost Sunday. The Wolverines, without star center Hunter Dickinson, dominated the second half to beat No. 23 Ohio State 75-69 in Sunday’s regular-season finale.
Ohio State led 37-30 at the half. The second 20 minutes, however, belonged to Michigan. U-M outscored OSU 45-32 in the final period.
Michigan guard DeVante’ Jones led all scorers with 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the floor, going 3-of-6 from 3-point territory. Jones scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half.
In a rivalry game, there was a little trolling going on, too.
Just for the record, Ohio State led, 35-28 when its DJ prematurely trolled Michigan. Wolverines answered with a 28-9 run and finished the game 47-34. https://t.co/6TrTBbIUSR
— Zach Shaw (@_ZachShaw) March 6, 2022
Lost to the University of 〽️ichigan 〽️en’s Basketball Tea〽️ at ho〽️e in 〽️arch
— Michigan Men’s Basketball (@umichbball) March 6, 2022
ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi had Michigan on the bubble as a “Last Four In” team before the win over Ohio State.
Helluva W for @PhilMartelli & the @umichbball Wolverines! Beating the @OhioStateHoops and getting to 11-9 in the @bigten should be enough to get into the NCAA’S. Just got home in time to see the end.👍🏀
— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) March 6, 2022