Ohio State vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview

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Ohio State vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview
(10) Ohio State
(17-4, 4-3 away)
(3) Michigan
(20-2, 16-0 home)
Venue: Crisler Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 05, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Ohio State D Thomas 20.0 D Thomas 6.2 A Craft 4.7
Michigan T Burke 18.2 M McGary 6.0 T Burke 7.2

No. 3 Michigan plays host to No. 10 Ohio State at Crisler Arena on Tuesday. The game tips off at 9:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPN. The Wolverines fell to the Buckeyes 56-53 on January 13th and are 2-10 against them over the last four years.

Ohio State and Michigan are tied for 2nd in the conference.

The Wolverines fell 81-73 to Indiana on February 2nd. Trey Burke finished with 25 points and 5 rebounds in the loss. He contributes team-best marks with 18.2 points per game, 7.2 assists per game, and 1.4 steals per game. For the Buckeyes, Aaron Craft finished with 14 points and 6 rebounds in the 63-56 win over Nebraska on February 2nd. With 4.7 assists per game and 1.9 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Ohio State StatSmack

  • Michigan has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Ohio State (#34 vs #47).
  • Trey Burke is ranked 41st nationally in points and 7th nationally in assists.
  • Michigan players are more experienced than Ohio State players (11,302 minutes played vs 11,239 minutes played).
  • At least you keep showing up. Michigan has an average margin of victory of 10 over Ohio State in 26 wins since 1980.
  • The Michigan assist leader (Trey Burke) has more assists than the Ohio State assist leader (Aaron Craft).
  • Michigan has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (50% vs 76%).
  • Nik Stauskas is ranked 2nd in the Big Ten in three-pointers.
  • The Michigan rebounding leader (Mitch McGary) has more rebounds than the Ohio State rebounding leader (Deshaun Thomas).
  • The Michigan three-point leader (Nik Stauskas) has more three-pointers than the Ohio State three-point leader (Deshaun Thomas).
  • Tim Hardaway Jr is ranked 6th in the Big Ten in points and 10th in the Big Ten in three-pointers.
  • Even computers respect Michigan more. We have a better RPI this season than Ohio State (RPI: #7 vs #17).
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Deshaun Thomas 34 20 6 1 1 0 1
B Aaron Craft 33 9 4 5 2 0 2
B L. Smith Jr. 28 10 5 2 0 0 1
C+ Sam Thompson 24 7 3 1 1 1 1
C+ Shannon Scott 20 5 2 4 2 0 1
C+ Evan Ravenel 19 6 5 0 0 1 1
C+ Amir Williams 17 4 4 0 0 2 1
C LaQuinton Ross 17 8 3 1 0 0 2
C A. Della Valle 8 3 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Jake Lorbach 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Alex Rogers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Trey McDonald 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
MICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Trey Burke 34 18 3 7 1 0 2
A- Tim Hardaway Jr 34 16 5 2 1 1 2
A- G. Robinson III 33 12 6 1 1 0 1
B+ Nik Stauskas 31 13 3 1 1 0 1
B Mitch McGary 17 6 6 0 1 1 1
C+ Jordan Morgan 19 6 5 0 0 0 1
C Caris LeVert 12 3 1 1 0 0 0
C Jon Horford 10 3 3 0 0 1 0
C Max Bielfeldt 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
C- Spike Albrecht 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Blake McLimans 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Matt Vogrich 7 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 0 0 0 0
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