COLUMBUS — Something had to give.
Entering Sunday, the Michigan men’s basketball team boasted the nation’s seventh-best defense. Ohio State, meanwhile, owned the third-best offense.
In a battle of Big Ten heavyweights, the Buckeye attack proved potent. Yet, the Wolverine offense matched Ohio State punch for punch, rising to the occasion and securing Michigan (16-1 overall, 11-1 Big Ten) a decisive 92-87 road win over the Buckeyes (18-5, 12-5).