Michigan vs. Ohio State: Full Game Preview

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Michigan vs. Ohio State: Full Game Preview
(11) Michigan
(16-0, 2-0 away)
(11) Ohio State
(12-3, 10-1 home)
Venue: Value City Arena
1:30PM ET / 10:30AM PT, January 13, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Michigan T Burke 18.0 M McGary 5.9 T Burke 7.1
Ohio State D Thomas 20.3 D Thomas 6.6 A Craft 4.6

In a 74-64 triumph over Purdue on January 8th, Deshaun Thomas put up 22 points and 7 rebounds for the Buckeyes. He leads the team in points with 20.3 per game and rebounds with 6.6 per game. For the Wolverines, Tim Hardaway Jr finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds in the 62-47 blowout of Nebraska on January 9th. He contributes 5.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 16.1 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Michigan is strong in the following categories: effective field goal percentage at 58.1, defensive rebounding percentage at 75.8, and turnover percentage and 14.8.

Michigan StatSmack

  • It must sting. Ohio State has blown out Michigan by 20 points or more on 6 occasions since 1999.
  • Ohio State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Ohio State is 78.0 inches compared to 76.9 inches for Michigan.
  • Ohio State has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Michigan ($18,426 vs $26,819).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Ohio State has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Michigan (16 vs 11).
  • Shannon Scott is ranked 6th in the Big Ten in assists and 39th nationally in steals.
  • Ohio State takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Michigan (6 vs 3).
  • Ohio State has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Michigan (2 vs 0).
  • Ohio State has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Michigan (#8 vs #25).
  • The Ohio State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Michigan (64% vs 36%).
  • Ohio State is better under pressure, and has defeated Michigan in 5 out of the last 7 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • The Ohio State blocks leader (Amir Williams) has more blocks than the Michigan blocks leader (Tim Hardaway Jr).
MICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Trey Burke 33 18 3 7 1 0 2
A- Tim Hardaway Jr 33 16 5 3 1 0 2
A- G. Robinson III 32 12 6 1 1 0 1
B+ Nik Stauskas 30 13 3 1 0 0 1
B- Mitch McGary 16 5 6 0 1 1 1
B- Jordan Morgan 21 7 5 0 1 0 1
C Caris LeVert 13 3 1 1 0 0 0
C Max Bielfeldt 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
C- Spike Albrecht 8 2 1 1 0 0 0
C- Jon Horford 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Blake McLimans 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Matt Vogrich 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Eso Akunne 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Corey Person 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D J. Bartelstein 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Deshaun Thomas 33 20 6 2 1 0 1
B Aaron Craft 31 9 3 5 2 0 1
B L. Smith Jr. 27 10 6 2 1 0 1
B- Shannon Scott 22 6 3 5 2 0 1
C+ Sam Thompson 24 7 4 1 1 1 1
C+ Evan Ravenel 18 7 5 0 0 1 1
C+ Amir Williams 16 5 4 0 0 1 1
C LaQuinton Ross 18 9 4 1 0 0 2
C A. Della Valle 10 3 2 0 0 1 1
D+ Trey McDonald 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jake Lorbach 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Alex Rogers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
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