February 18, 2018

No. 8 Ohio State Drops 74-62 Decision at No. 22 Michigan

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Feb. 18, 2018

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Jordan Poole scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half to help No. 22 Michigan take the lead in a 74-62 win over No. 8 Ohio State on Sunday.

The Wolverines (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten) beat a rival and helped out another rival, giving No. 2 Michigan State a one-game lead atop the conference standings with two games left in the regular season.

The Buckeyes (22-7, 13-3) have fallen out of first place by losing consecutive Big Ten games for the first time this season.

Michigan’s Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 17, Zavier Simpson had 13 points and Moe Wagner added 12.

Jae’Sean Tate had 20 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for the Buckeyes, while Keita Bates-Diop went for 17 points and seven boards.

UP NEXT

Ohio State: Closes the regular season at home Tuesday night against Rutgers and Friday night at Indiana.

Michigan: Hits the road Wednesday night against Penn State and Saturday at Maryland.