The Buckeyes led by as many as 21 but allowed Michigan to tie it up at 46-46 with 5:59 left before closing with a defensive fury in a 56-53 win over previously undefeated Michigan today in the Schott.
Ohio State stopped Michigan on nine of their final 12 possessions after they had tied it up and the Buckeyes hit 4/4 free throws in the final 30 seconds to pull off the victory.
Deshaun Thomas led the charge with 20 points while Sam Thompson and Aaron Craft chipped in nine. Lenzelle Smith had 10 boards.
Craft was a beast defensively, holding Trey Burke to 4/14 shooting with four turnovers against four assists.
Ohio State held Michigan to 38% from the field.
The win improves Ohio State to 13-3 overall and 3-1 in conference.
Did you know "what a win" rhymes with "Beat Michagain"? It does. Also, Ohio State has now won 17 of the last 20 against Michigan.