MI basketball falls to Buckeyes

Postado Dezembro 07, 2017

MI led 19-10 half way through the first half as Ohio State tried to get their teeth into the game, going on a small run to cut the lead to 22-16 with 8:12 remaining in the half.

"I have not (seen a five-point play) until yesterday", Beilein said during his weekly radio show Tuesday night.

MI was just 5 of 29, including 1 of 12 from 3-point range, from the floor in the second half. "We just made little adjustments, played a little harder".

Keita Bates-Diop scored 18, C.J. Jackson 17 and Jae'Sean Tate 14 for Ohio State (7-3, 2-0), which has won four of the past five meetings between the teams.

The Buckeyes were 11-for-12 from the free-throw line over the final three minutes to seal it. They had a 15-0 advantage in points off turnovers in the first half, but none in the second. "But nobody anticipated the switch, so everybody was in full help".

"So, when the ball was in the air, Jaaron slightly put his arm around the belly of the 270-pound guy and it had nothing to do with the play".

"We couldn't score and we couldn't stop them", Beilein said. The Wolverines set the tone from tip-off by spacing out Ohio State and grabbing a 14-6 lead at the 13:56 mark behind five points from Brooks on a layup in transition and a 3-pointer off an offensive rebound, an Abdur-Rahkman 3-pointer and a scooping layup by Simpson. "They made plays, and played with energy and toughness and we didn't".

But it wasn't the only one. Moritz Wagner led MI with 14 points and nine rebounds, but the Wolverines (7-3) have struggled to find consistent offensive weapons this season. The Times-Union's 2017 Super 24 and defensive player of the year Shaun Wade signed with the Buckeyes in last season's class. If we are not going to play smart, have careless fouls, throw careless passes and take bad shots then we're not going to win. "I'm just telling you - and this is my favorite saying - we get what we deserve". "I mean, we had them where we wanted them, or at least we thought. That's the way it is".