Ohio Defeats Michigan

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Ohio Defeats Michigan

Morgan Schroeder, Editor

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On Tuesday night, the Ohio State Buckeye basketball team went to Ann Arbor to play the Michigan Wolverine. Going into the game Ohio was 14-7 and Michigan was 13-8, so it was bound to be a great game. 

The first half of the game was very close. With 12 minutes left in the first half lead scorer Kaleb Wesson already had 7 of the 9 Ohio points. With 7 minutes left Ohio had a 6 point lead but the Wolverine came back within 1, ending the first half 28-27. The second half was a battle as the score was always within 4 points. With 6 minutes left Kyle Young hit a layup giving the Buckeyes a 46-42 lead. But Zavier Simpson came back with a 3-pointer and a layup to actually put Michigan ahead. With 1:21 remaining Eli Broos of Michigan hit a 3 giving them the lead. But, Duane Washington Jr. went to the other end and also drained a 3. With only 30 seconds left in the game Zavier was fouled and made both of his free-throws. But, Zavier was also called for a technical because as he was going up for his shot he fouled Kyle Young, ripping his jersey. Kyle Young made both of his free-throws as well giving the Buckeyes the 59-58 lead. With seconds left the Wolverine could have tied the game but Eli Brooks’ 3 pointer was a little off, and the game ended the Buckeyes ahead 61-58. 

Michigan shot for 33.3% on the floor and the Buckeyes shot 42.1%. Ohio is now 8th in the big ten as they move to 5-6. Kaleb Wesson ended the night with 23 points and 12 rebounds. The second leading scorer was Duane Washington Jr. with 17 points. On the Michigan side Zavier Simpson was the leader with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Ohio’s next game is on Sunday in Wisconsin at noon. Michigan plays on Saturday Against Michigan State at 11 am. 

Source: https://www.mlive.com/wolverines/2020/02/michigan-vs-ohio-state-live-updates.html

To watch the highlights go to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEsLDPr51Bg