Michigan Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating Ohio State

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Michigan Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating Ohio State
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Trey Burke will play an intricate role in one of Michigan's keys to victory.

With each victory, the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines win over more believers and continue to shun any remaining doubters, but the Maize and Blue's pivotal tilt with the No. 15 Ohio State Buckeyes at Value City Arena on Sunday will be their toughest challenge yet.

The Wolverines did not exactly wow anyone with a lackluster shooting performance in their most recent victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers, though Michigan still appears to be the team to beat in the Big Ten Conference at the moment.

Even Michigan State Spartans legend Mateen Cleaves and former Michigan standout Jalen Rose have bought into the Wolverines' 16-0 start to the 2012-13 season.

Michigan has not defeated Ohio State away from the Crisler Center since 2003, though the Wolverines look talented enough to end the nine-year drought this weekend.

What are the five keys to a Michigan win over the Buckeyes? Click ahead to find out!

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