Besides the victory itself, perhaps the only positive to come out of the Michigan women's basketball team's win over Indiana on Wednesday night was its rebounding. No matter how poor the Wolverines’ defense got during their 84-79 win, Michigan was buoyed by a 38-18 margin on the glass, pulling down as many offensive rebounds as the Hoosiers did defensive rebounds.
The Michigan women’s basketball team has won nine of its last ten games, including two of its first three Big Ten contests. On Sunday, the Wolverines’ veracity will be put to the test in the regular season’s most important opponent: Ohio State.
In the first of two matchups between the teams, the 10th-ranked Buckeyes (14-2, 3-0 Big Ten) will come into Crisler Center and give No. 22 Michigan (13-3, 2-1 Big Ten) its best chance at a signature win.
The No. 21 Wolverines (1-1 Big Ten, 12-3 overall) fought back from a nine-point deficit with five minutes to go in the game to make it two with just under four minutes left. The No. 23 Hawkeyes (2-0 Big Ten, 14-1 overall), proceeded to slam the door shut with more force than the Incredible Hulk.
There’s a hypnotic quality to one team taking another and dominating it in such a complete sense that the game is over by the end of the first quarter and everyone in the building knows it.
No. 24 Michigan (9-2) beat North Florida (5-5) 79-34 on Tuesday night at Crisler Center, as the points piled on until they became an avalanche. The Wolverines started the game on a 14-1 run highlighted by sheer totality.