The Michigan Wolverines suffered their first loss of the season losing, 56-53, to Big Ten rival Ohio State. The Wolverines become the fourth unbeaten team to fall this week.
Ohio State jumped all over Michigan starting the game with a 26-6 run that staggered the Wolverines. The Buckeyes led, 29-8, with 6:52 to go in the first half. Michigan gathered themselves and finished the half with a 14-5 run to trail, 34-22, at the half. The Buckeyes scored 16 points in the first half off of Michigan turnovers.
The script flipped in the second half as the Wolverines did a much better job taking care of the ball. They methodically worked their way back into the game by showing Ohio State a variety of looks defensively. Glenn Robinson III's three with 5:58 remaining finally pulled Michigan even at 46-46.
Ohio State answered with a 6-0 run and held the Wolverines scoreless for over three minutes before Trey Burke broke the string with a pair of free throws to cut the lead to 52-48 with just 1:37 to go. After a Robinson III steal and dunk made the score 52-50, Burke missed a pull-up three that went in and out with 13.9 remaining. The Buckeyes knocked down four straight free throws to make the score 56-50 to help seal the win.