Game 24: Michigan at Ohio State Open Thread

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Michigan heads to Columbus in search of its first win at Ohio State under John Beilein. The Wolverines have lost two of their last three, but still sit at the top of the Big Ten standings. Ohio State has turned its season around with three straight victories after losing five of six games in January.

Mike Tirico and Dan Dakich will handle broadcasting duties for ESPN with a late night 9 p.m. tip off. Join in the open thread before, during and after the game below.

Pre-Game Reading:

  • Dustin Stone

    What the jew fro?

  • Cory

    Is their master plan to put Screech in to win the game?

    • MGoTweeter

      Surprised he didn’t play more with his shooting ability

  • kam

    nice

  • kam

    do it again.. when they deny the guards have caris or a big get the ball

  • Alex

    Let’s let the Tourney decide who is the best league. Very similar conference records. I’ll take the top 10 from the Big Ten vs. the Top 10 of the Big 12 any day of the week.

  • Madrox

    Hooray for SEC basketball highlights, just what everyone wanted tonight

  • jemblue

    The WIN THE GAME sign says it all.

  • kam

    lol dan loves walton now!

  • Chezaroo

    Thank you Blue for competing and wanting it. Come get us splatty!

  • Ben Sheler

    easy double digit win

  • kam

    ok and he likes mike

  • Tony

    BEAT OHIO

  • Dustin Stone

    It’s not too late to come out Dakich…Hell a future NFLer just did! YOLO

    • Mattski

      How much more of a public declaration can he make?

  • MGoTweeter

    Late game free throws. Wooooo kenpom

  • jemblue

    At this point I want Walton to shoot clutch FTs more than anyone else on the team. The kid has ice water in his veins.

  • 3s

    Hopefully GR3 will gain some confidence from that 3

  • mstein23

    Derrick is so tough minded. He willed us to victory in the second half at both MSU and Ohio. Kid is becoming a stud.

  • Tony

    Jesus, did we just win in Madison, East Lansing and Columbus in the same year? Those are historically the 3 hardest places to win in the Big 10 and we won them all!

    • jemblue

      Sign of a championship-caliber team.

  • Cory

    Stauskas you gotta DUNK that at Ohio State! lol

  • OPD

    Buckeye tears are delicious!!!!!!

  • Mattski

    Eleven years, dang.

  • Dustin Stone

    OH!…Nope!

  • Hops

    I wanted Nik to tomahawk that

  • Richmond_Eric

    Another great win on the road in B1G 10!!!

  • Wayman Britt

    Good win, lots to work on though. Our two freshman are playing like upperclassman.

    • MGoTweeter

      Irvin not quite there. He is shooting lights out but providing little else and still making some bad mistakes…foul late first half and a real sloppy turnover second half

  • guestavo

    This has to rank as one of the best seasons so far with all of these road wins

  • Mattski

    Game ball and Dakich kisses to Derrick, bwoy.

  • MLaw

    What a win in a tough environment!

  • jemblue

    In the first half I was afraid we had no legs with this being the 5th game in 12 days. What a gutty effort.

  • Cory

    Wisconsin is such a big game for this team. Hold serve at home and we are in great shape!

  • guestavo

    I’ll enjoy all the other B1G fanbases and all the “experts” backtracking for the next few days.

    • A2MIKE

      I guess I missed that… who was talking down to us

      • guestavo

        Seth Greenberg and Jay Williams started the pregame off by declaring us the losing team

        • A2MIKE

          Jay is a puppet… literally knows nothing outside of the ACC and Seth Greenberg is a known hater of Beilein… I wouldn’t call them experts just because ESPN calls them that

          • guestavo

            Trust me… there are tons of fanbases that were trolling us after our two recent losses

          • A2MIKE

            let them hate… we will just keep playing and see who is laughing at the end… Indiana had Ferrell have a career night and if he doesn’t I think we win. OTOH, Iowa is real good… they remind me of us last year… they are going to go into the tournament as a 4 or 5 and nobody will be paying attention to them. They are a matchup nightmare, especially on short rest and they are deep. If they can peak at the right time I think they are Final Four caliber

  • jakelam2116

    Tonight’s why you don’t overreact too much from one game to the next. Really bad Saturday, but rallied back tonight. Sunday’s another tough one.

    • MechE

      Or why you don’t overreact to the first 10 minutes of a game.

      • jakelam2116

        Truth.

  • MGoTweeter

    Hail yes! What a gutty win. Michigan did not play well and neither did osu really but michigan just out toughed them over the last ten minutes of that game.

    I criticized michigan plenty this season and most the first thirty minutes for not playing thru contact. Well they just shut me up with that second half. Considering how dead the team looked physically at Iowa and for most of this game, that is a heck of a win

    • mstein23

      They definitely dug deep for this one. Showed toughness and made the big plays down the stretch, on the road. Derrick keyed it, 13/10 and 6.

    • MLaw

      Lot of us have been critical about the effort, but this team has such determination to play through all the distractions and setbacks. This is why Michigan basketball is such a roller coaster. I always feel like we have a chance.

      • jemblue

        There definitely no doubt that this team is mentally tough – which most important of all.

  • Tony

    This is absolutely amazing. There are 4 other really good teams in the Big Ten this year (besides UM), we’ve played 5 games against the other 4 teams, only 1 of them at home and we are 4-1 against them

  • A2MIKE

    Ohio State shoots 20-32 from 2 and we shoot 14-36 and lose the turnover battle. Give me those lines before the game and I would bet my house payment on OSU to win.

    • kam

      HAHA good thing u didn’t!

  • Indiana_Matt

    Had we put on the Fab Five era jerseys to combat their old school 90s uniforms we probably play a better first half and win by a greater margin.

  • Ben Sheler

    Schedule is on our side now, much easier final stretch than msu

  • Joel_C

    I know I give GR3 a lot of s***, and he didn’t have the best game
    tonight either, but he hit a big 3-pointer that ended up putting the
    game out of reach. So shoutouts to GR3 on that one.