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

The 18 points by Trey Burke helped the Wolverines to a 62-47 cakewalk over Nebraska on January 9th. He contributes team-best marks with 18.0 points per game, 7.1 assists per game, and 1.2 steals per game. For the Buckeyes, Deshaun Thomas finished with 22 points and 7 rebounds in the 74-64 win over Purdue on January 8th. With 20.3 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Ohio State StatSmack

  • We make our fans proud. Michigan has a better record at home than Ohio State this season (9-0 vs 8-1).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Michigan is superior to Ohio State (Latest AP Poll: #2 vs #8).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Michigan has a stronger schedule than Ohio State this season (SOS Rank: #30 vs #152).
  • Michigan has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Ohio State (#24 vs #53).
  • Michigan has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Ohio State (#34 vs #47).
  • Michigan has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (50% vs 76%).
  • Tim Hardaway Jr is ranked 8th in the Big Ten in points.
  • Even computers respect Michigan more. We have a better RPI this season than Ohio State (RPI: #2 vs #45).
  • Nik Stauskas is ranked 14th nationally in three-pointers.
  • Michigan players are more experienced than Ohio State players (9,502 minutes played vs 9,439 minutes played).
  • Ohio State has to pay up to win. The coach for Michigan has a much lower base salary than Ohio State ($1,600,000 vs $2,555,000).
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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