Ohio State and Michigan clash for the 110th time on Saturday, at Michigan Stadium.
Michigan’s Mitch McGary tied the game at 61 on a layup with 9 seconds left, but Charlotte quickly pushed the ball up the floor
The Hawkeyes held the Wolverines (7-4, 3-4) to just 45 yards in the second half and jumped ahead on a 34-yard field goal by Mike Meyer with 6:02 left.
The season might be winding down but for some, it’s just getting started.
The Wolverines rank next to last in the Big Ten in rushing offense and just seventh in scoring defense.
Nik Stauskas scored 26 points, including seven in overtime, as No. 14 Michigan erased a 16-point second-half deficit to beat Florida State 82-80 Friday in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
Michigan State -7 @ Northwestern: Cats had a hard time scoring against Michigan’s defense last week.
Michigan coach John Beilein predicted prior to arriving at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off that the four-day tournament would reveal a lot about his team’s talent level.
For all the flak Michigan has taken this season, the team is still 7-3, and head coach Brady Hoke said the Wolverines are a pretty good team.
If you believe Sports Illustrated’s Stewart Mandel, Michigan State will finally get to a BCS game this season and they don’t have to win the Big 10 to do it.