Ohio State Vs. Michigan Final Score: Wolverines Issue Payback, Beat Buckeyes 56-51

No. 19 Michigan never trailed against No. 6 Ohio State on Saturday night at Crisler Arena, where the Wolverines are now a perfect 16-0 this season. Michigan, who lost to the Buckeyes on January 29 in Columbus, walked away with a 56-51 win to move into a tie for second place in the Big Ten standings, just half a game behind the first place Michigan State Spartans.

Trey Burke led the Wolverines with 17 points and five assists. Tim Hardaway Jr. added 13 points on 4-for-5 shooting. The Wolverines forced 12 Buckeyes turnovers opposite their eight, which is remarkable considering the Buckeyes have a top plus-5.4 turnover difference this season. Michigan also held OSU to 39-percent shooting and their lowest scoring half this season (20 in the first half).

Deshaun Thomas had game-highs for the Buckeyes with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Jared Sullinger, who had just four points at the half, finished with 14.

Michigan plays at Northwestern on Tuesday.

For more on the Michigan Wolverines, check out Maize n Brew. You can also head over to SB Nation’s main NCAABasketball hub at SBNation.com/NCAA-Basketball.

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