An unbelievable finish just now at Crisler.
This game was really ugly in the first half. OSU had 10 first half turnovers, Michigan kept turning it over. Just when Michigan built up a lead, it was fumbled away by turnovers.
All said, Michigan led 28-27 at halftime.
The 3rd quarter was very bad. Michigan did not make a field goal until there was 1 minute left in the 3rd quarter (WBB goes by four 10 minute quarters). Ohio State led 46-37 at the end of the 3rd quarter and led 53-41 in the 4th with just 8:06 left in the game.
Michigan then went on a 13-2 run to tie it at 55. OSU hit a 3 pointer with a little over a minute to go to go up 58-55, but senior Nicole Munger (who took a beating today, taking 4 chargers including a knee to the chest) answered with a 3 to tie it at 58.
OSU then drove to the basket but missed and Michigan got the rebound. The final possession involved plenty of chaos and looked like it was gonna end in nothing when Hallie Thome drove towards the basket while being doubled. She missed but freshman Naz Hillmon got the offensive rebound and put it back for the lead.
60-58 Michigan with 13 seconds left.
OSU had a chance to tie or take the lead but they missed and fouled Munger with just 1 second left. She put the game away with two free throws to make it 62-58 and Michigan survived.
An incredible comeback because this team looked absolutely lost in the 3rd quarter with B1G Player of the Week Hallie Thome having a horrible night. This had a lot to do with OSU's game plan which was to double Thome all game long. She only managed 6 points but got a key basket late to tie the game at 55-55.
This thing was over. The crowd was out of it and all you could hear were OSU players and fans cheering until Michigan went on the run.
Michigan is now 12-7 (2-4 B1G) and has beaten Ohio State for the second consecutive time.
This was a must-have because Michigan is currently in the middle of a gauntlet on the schedule. And OSU is 8-10 on the season but that's not a gimme because OSU recently beat a ranked Indiana and ranked MSU in back-to-back games.
Michigan's next 3 games are all against teams currently ranked.
Their next game is Thursday night at Indiana.