Ohio State stuns MI with second-half rally

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During Monday's 71-62 loss at Ohio State, the Buckeyes used an unheard of five-point play late in the first half to kick-start a 16-0 run and trigger a critical swing that erased a 20-point MI lead.

With the ability to play physical press-man coverage along the boundary or serve as a rangy center fielder who can lay the wood and close on the ball in a split second, Johnson has the skills necessary to change the complexion of the Buckeyes' secondary for the better over the next few years.

Holtmann, the Buckeyes' first year coach, got a taste of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry. Johnson announced his decision with CBS Sports in the video above and becomes the 19th member of Ohio State's No. 1 ranked recruiting class, according to 247Sports. "We just made little adjustments, played a little harder".

Mo Wagner led the Wolverines with 14 points and nine rebounds, while Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Zavier Simpson each had 11 points.

Moritz Wagner led the way for MI with 14 points, and Zavier Simpson and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman each added 11.

Ohio State played six games in 12 days, and finished the run by handing Wisconsin the worst loss in the history of its building and overcoming a 20-point hole against MI with effort more than anything else.

"We couldn't score and we couldn't stop them", Beilein said. "I'm just telling you - and this is my favorite saying - we get what we deserve". "We could have had this win today".

"I have not (seen a five-point play) until yesterday", Beilein said during his weekly radio show Tuesday night. If we carry these things into the rest of nonconference and into the rest of the regular season Big Ten, I think the sky's the limit for us.

The season is young and the road long, but Ohio State believes it taught itself something important with its 2-0 start to Big Ten play.

MI was able to temporarily overcome its shooting woes with a string of stops and a 9-0 run on a three-point play by Jordan Poole and two free throws apiece from Simpson, Abdur-Rahkman and Wagner to reclaim a 60-56 edge at the 4:54 mark.

The Wolverines are in a stretch where they play North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio State, UCLA and Texas in five straight games.

Ohio State: Hosts William & Mary on Saturday.

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