Ohio State beats Michigan 65-58

Ohio St Michigan BasketballMichigan was tripped up at home by Ohio State and drops to 3-3 in the conference and 13-5 overall. Ohio State stormed out of the gates taking a 7-0 lead and controlled play for most of the first half by dominating in the paint and playing some intense pressure defense. The Buckeyes led by as many as 11 points.

In the final 3 minutes of the first half Michigan went on a 9-2 run that was powered by Manny Harris (5 points) and DeShawn Sims (4 points) to close the Ohio State lead down to 4 at the break.

Michigan finally took their first lead of the game with 13:55 left in the game at 34-32. The two teams went back and forth for the next 3 minutes. Then during a two minute stretch St Douglass nailed two triples and gave Michigan a 44-40 lead. After a defensive stop Michigan had a chance to go up 6 or 7 points but did not convert. Ohio State then rolled off 7 straight points to go up 47-44. Douglass hit his third triple in a five minute span to tie the game at 47.

With about 4 minutes left in the game Michigan suffered a 3 minute debacle with a turnover, missed 3, missed free throw on the front end of a 1 and 1, a lost rebound, another turnover, and a intentional foul. The end result of that stretch was Ohio State going up 57-47 with a minute left in the game.

Michigan knocked down a couple of three pointers late but they were too far behind to complete the comeback and lost the game 65-58.

Manny Harris scored 21 points and had 7 boards to go along with 6 assists. Stu Douglass scored 12 points on 4-9 three point shooting. Ohio State was led by Evan Turner’s 19 points. Turner also 8 rebounds and 6 assists. 

Inside the numbers: Michigan was outrebounded 29-22. Michigan had 13 assists on 20 field goals and turned the ball over 11 times. 

Notes: Michigan was wearing throwback jerseys to honor the 1989 National Championship team. I thought they looked great. 

Road to 21 wins: I had not projected this as win. However, I did project the upcoming game at Penn State as a win. That game becomes critical for Michigan. The Wolverines don’t want to be on a 3 game skid. 


10 Responses to Ohio State beats Michigan 65-58

  1. michiganbasketball says:

    They really need to find a way to win at Penn State on Tuesday

  2. Joe says:

    Agreed, this loss really hurts, they need to rebound. I have a good feeling they will come back with a vengeance.

  3. 9er says:

    I wonder if Sims is hitting a midseason wall. He is being asked to do a lot, especially in the conference, as far as guarding big men. It may be taking a toll.
    When Manny shoots a three, I never expect it to go in. Is that wrong?
    It’s hard to believe Stu and Zach are freshmen. It will be fun having them for the next 3 and 1/2 years.

  4. Joe says:

    Does anyone know where I could get one of those shirts that say ‘believe’ with ‘Beilein” written in the shadow? I would love to get my hands on one of those.

  5. michiganbasketball says:

    I don’t know where you can get one of those T-shirts but I bet the mad hatter does.

    You might be on to something 9. We need Sims to break through this wall.

  6. Joe says:

    Whats the Mad Hatter?

  7. michiganbasketball says:

    He posts here sometimes.

  8. WOLVERINE says:


    I am “The Mad-Hatter”!!!! This is one (among others) “alias”-names that I go by. In any event there are three ways that you can get the “Belein Believe”-shirts:
    (1.) If you are a UofM Student, then come to today’s meeting which we have weekly every Monday from 7:00-8:00pm in 1469 Mason Hall (however, we usually gather and “meet” first in the lobby area by the poster-glass.
    (2.) Go to the John Beilein Radio show. This weeks show is from 7:00-8:00pm on Thursday-1/22 @Pizza House. We usually have a decent amount of ‘Core MaizeRager’s there.
    (3.) Finally, you can get it at a Home game @Crisler Arena (specifically the Saturday Home game vs. Northwestern).

    Regardless of which option you choose, the person you want to contact (who created and manages these ‘Core MaizeRage T-Shirt Initiatives) is Alex Laird. His email is
    Alex Laird
    and his Phone # (probably Cell Phone #) is . . .

    If for some reason he is “alarmed”/”suspicious”, etc. etc. just tell him that “The Mad-Hatter ‘Histo'” sent you!!!! Our Website is temporarily not available (otherwise I would give the contact information for our Executive Board) so your best bet is to either come to tonight’s meeting or to come (preferably early) to Northwestern Home game. Hope this helps, Joe. Peace.

    very sincerely,

  9. Joe says:

    Unfortunately I live near Lansing so most of those options are going to be hard to do, but I will try to contact Alex. Thanks

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