Jan. 29, 2012
With the loss, Michigan drops to 16-6 for the season and 6-3 in Big Ten play. The Wolverines are now 2-5 in road games this season.
Michigan drops to 72-97 (64-94*) all-time against Ohio State and 27-55 against the Buckeyes in Columbus. Coach John Beilein is now 2-9 against Ohio State in his Michigan career.
Today's game was part of the Coaches vs. Cancer© Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend, a collaborative initiative of the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Michigan's staff wore sneakers instead of dress shoes with their suits in support of the campaign.
Today's matchup marked the first of two meetings between Michigan and Ohio State this season. The Wolverines will host the Buckeyes for ESPN College Basketball GameDay on Feb. 18 inside Crisler Center.
Michigan held Ohio State to 24 points in the first half. The Wolverines have held their opponent to 25 points or fewer in eight games this season.
Michigan's 49 total points are a season low. The Wolverines shot 35.8 percent (19-for-53) from the field, including 32 percent (8-for-25) from long range.
Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Wolverines in scoring for the 12th time this season, netting 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting. Hardaway added five rebounds and three assists.
In his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, Trey Burke had a game-high five assists and recorded his 20th double-digit scoring effort with 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting.
Michigan had just two players record double-digit scoring -- Tim Hardaway Jr. (15) and Trey Burke (13). This marks the fourth time this season the Wolverines had less than three players in double digits, and they are 2-2 when that happens.
Ohio State won the rebounding battle, 38-29. The Wolverines are now 3-4 this season when they are outrebounded by their opponent.
The Wolverines had 10 assists and turned the ball over 13 times. U-M is 3-3 this season when registering a negative assist/turnover ratio.
There were seven lead changes and the game was tied on five occasions.
The Wolverines are now 2-2 this season when wearing their blue jerseys.
For the fourth straight game, Michigan went with the starting lineup of Trey Burke, Stu Douglass, Zack Novak, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jordan Morgan. Douglass has now appeared in 124 consecutive games for the Wolverines, having not missed a single game in his career.
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