Ohio vs. Michigan – Men’s College Basketball Game Recap – Nov. 20, 2022

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – – The wildest game of the game belonged to the Bobcats. Victory eventually went to the Wolverines.

Hunter Dickinson scored 24 points and had 14 rebounds as No. 20 Michigan, spooked by a mad buzzer-beater at the end of regulation, beat Ohio 70-66 in overtime on Sunday.

“I’m exhausted,” said Michigan coach Juwan Howard.

63-61 with a 2.1 second lead in the second half, Ohio threw an inbound pass down the length of the court that hit the far edge. After a lucky bounce and a brief miss, Dwight Wilson threw in a floater to tie when time ran out.

With several Wolverines staring in disbelief, the basket stood after a video review and forced overtime.

Michigan (4-1) had taken a late lead when Kobe Bufkin was fouled after rebounding on a missed Ohio shot with 2.1 seconds left and the 61st overall. Bufkin made both free throws and set up Wilson’s basket.

The Wolverines defeated Ohio 7-3 in overtime.

“I feel like I played 45 minutes and I wasn’t running up and down the floor. So I know these young men must be extremely tired,” Howard said.

“I have to give credit to Ohio,” he said. “I’m not going to say we came out flat. Ohio did some good things out there that caused some of our misses and seven offensive rebounds in the first half gave them seven extra possessions and they did some really good things in the first half.”

Jett Howard added 13 for the Wolverines.

Wilson had 21 points to lead Ohio (1-3) while Jaylin Hunter had 14 points and Miles Brown had 11 points.

“We’re really proud of our boys,” said Ohio coach Jeff Boals. “After the defeat in Detroit we had a couple of good training days. They reacted and participated right from the start.”

Ohio led most of the first half, but Michigan took a 33-31 lead with a 15-4 run late in the period. Dickinson scored Michigan’s last eight points and ended the run with a 3-pointer on the buzzer.

It was the first meeting between the schools since March 16, 2012, when Ohio defeated Michigan 65-60 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Michigan had won the previous three meetings.

Both suffered one-sided losses: Ohio lost 88-74 to Detroit Mercy on Wednesday and Michigan lost 87-72 to Arizona State on Thursday.

“I think it shows toughness,” Bufkin said. “Being able to find a way to win is always important, especially when you get into the tournaments. You don’t always want to be in those situations, but sometimes it’s good to be in that experience.”

SURVEY IMPACT

A narrow win over a Mid-American Conference opponent is unlikely to improve Michigan’s ranking when the latest poll comes out.

BIG PICTURE

It was the first of three straight home games for Michigan after three straight home games on neutral sides. Ohio begins Friday with a three-game homestand of their own.

NEXT

Ohio: Home vs. eastern Illinois on Friday.

Michigan: hosts Jackson State on Wednesday.

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