Disinterested OSU Still Too Much For Blue

By Chris Lauderback on March 3, 2007 at 7:34 pm
Nelson enjoyed Michigan's collapse

In a finish that deserved a hearty Nelson Muntz style "Ha-Ha", Ohio State scored the last 10 points to turn a 61-55 deficit at the 3:54 mark into a 65-61 comeback victory. The fact that the game was even close is a testament to just how pathetic Michigan basketball is right now. OSU trailed much of the game due to poor shot selection (21% 3FG, 4-19) and foul trouble caused by a combo of lethargic defense and horrendous officiating. Seriously, how many touch fouls did OSU pick up at least 25 feet away from the hoop? 11W reader TLB noted at least four. No wonder it's so hard to win on the road in the conference.

Greg Oden played another so-so game but still led OSU with 16 points and 6 rebounds. It's worth noting that Oden shot his free throws right handed today making 4 of 5. Ron Lewis also finished with 16 points including 12 in the first half. Ron Ron seems to be heating up at just the right time. He made 5 of 7 shots including 2 of 3 triple tries. Mike Conley was the only other Buckeye in double figures with 11.