Michigan-Ohio State Postgame Notes




March 15, 2014

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SESSION 5 NOTE

  • Attendance is 18,627 (sellout).

MICHIGAN

  • Michigan advances to its first official Big Ten Tournament championship game.
  • It is Michigan's first win in seven Big Ten Tournament meetings with Ohio State.
  • Michigan is 7-2 in games decided by three points or less. Three of its last six games have been decided by three points or less, including the last two.
  • Sophomore G Nik Stauskas contributed 18 points, and is averaging 18.5 ppg in two Big Ten Tournament games.
  • Sophomore G Caris LeVert scored 17 points, his eighth-straight double-digit effort. LeVert and Stauskas combined to go 12-for-21 (57.1 percent) from the field.
  • LeVert finished with a team-best eight rebounds, with his eighth coming off a three-point miss from Stauskas with under 10 seconds to play to help Michigan secure the win.
  • Today marked senior F Jordan Morgan's 137th career game, a new Michigan record.
  • The Wolverines improved to 6-4 against ranked opponents this year.
  • Michigan opened the game 3-for-4 from three-point range, part of a 15-2 run to start. Michigan was 8-of-11 from behind the arc through the first 14 minutes of play.
  • The Wolverines finished the first half shooting 64 percent from the field (16-25) and 61.5 percent from three-point range (8-13).
  • Michigan's 12 three pointers is tied for fifth on Big Ten Tournament single game list, one off the record. The Wolverines have attempted 53 three-point baskets in two tournament games.

OHIO STATE

  • Ohio State used a second-half 17-4 run over 5:51 to take its first lead of the game at 61-60.
  • Junior G Shannon Scott tied a career high with 18 points. It marks the ninth time this season that Scott has scored in double figures. Scott's four made 3-point field goals ties a career-high.
  • Junior F LaQuinton Ross recorded 18 points against Michigan and has scored in double figures in 16 of his last 18 games.
  • Junior F Sam Thompson scored 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting.
  • Senior G Aaron Craft led the Buckeyes with seven rebounds. He also had six assists, giving him 58 in 12 Big Ten Tournament games, a new tournament career record.
  • Ohio State outscored Michigan in the paint, 32-18
  • The Buckeyes shot 51.9% from the field in the first half (14-27)
  • Ohio State had advanced to the previous five Big Ten Tournament championship games, the longest streak of consecutive championship game berths in conference history.