A Big Ten rivalry matchup hits the stage of the Value City Arena, when the (15) Michigan Wolverines battle against the (22) Ohio State Buckeyes, this Tuesday at 9 PM ET.Michigan has dropped two of the last three; they lost 85-67 against Iowa on Saturday and will try to bounce back from what is probably the worst of defeat of the season. The Wolverines are 17-6 in the season, 9-2 against Big Ten rivals and 11-9-1 against the spread overall.
“One of the good things in basketball is that sometimes you play two or three games in a week,” Michigan coach John Beilein said of getting over the loss. “And one of the bad things in basketball is that sometimes you play two or three games in a week. You can get over a loss, or you get your momentum going. But for repair or rest, there isn’t a lot of time.”
Ohio State enters this matchup with three wins in a row; their last one was a 67-49 victory over Purdue on the weekend.
“This is a big one for us,” Ohio State Amir Williams said. “We just have to be ready to play. We can’t come out lackadaisical, come out like it’s just some other game. It’s a priority to build our standing in the Big Ten and help our place in the Big Ten tournament.”
The NCAAB betting odds have the Buckeyes as 4 point favorites. Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Michigan.