Originally Posted by traderumor
This was a wonderful game. Ohio State played as well as I've seen them play this year and it took a barrage of threes from Hardaway to keep UM close enough to steal away this game. The Buckeyes seem to be getting better on the offensive end, much more balanced than it appeared they would be when the Big 10 season started. Their defense is as good as anyone in the country.
Having seen Michigan play a couple of times recently, I'd have to say that March Madness is going to be full of upsets this year if that is a top 5 team. There seems to be a lot of balance throughout the land this year.
Things are looking up for OSU. IMO if that game is at the Schott or a neutral site OSU wins. UM took advantage of the home court advantage and Hardaway Jr. going 6-6 from three in the 2nd half. That doesn't happen often, much less when the 3's are contested.
The most impressive thing from last night had to be Williams and Ross on offense. Ross looked like a completely different player last night than he has through the season. He played passable D and was a beast on the offensive boards. If he plays like that OSU has to be a Final 4 contender.