(5) Ohio State vs. (1) Michigan • Date: Saturday, March 13 • Time: 1 p.m. • Where: Lucas Oil Stadium • TV: CBS (Jim Nance/Bill Raftery/Tracy Wolfson) • Radio: 97.1 The Fan (Paul Keels/Ron Stokes) • Satellite Radio: Sirius (TBD), XM (TBD), Internet (TBD)
- Ohio State entered the 2021 Big Ten Tournament as the No. 5 seed and defeated No. 13 Minnesota 79-75 Thursday and then No. 4 Purdue 87-78 Friday in overtime at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Buckeyes take on No. 1 seed Michigan Saturday.
- Chris Holtmann teams are 3-4 all-time against the Wolverines. Ohio State is 99-78 all-time in the series. Ohio State is 4-2 on neutral courts, including a 4-1 record in Big Ten Tournament play.
- Ohio State is ranked No. 9 in the Associated Press poll this week. Michigan is No. 4. When the Buckeyes are ranked nationally, Ohio State is 36-10 vs. the Wolverines. When Michigan is ranked in the game, the Wolverines are 28-16. When both teams are ranked in the game, Ohio State leads 8-7.
- Before Thursday, Ohio State played one other game at Lucas Oil Stadium, a 67-62 win for the Buckeyes over No. 7 Notre Dame Dec. 12, 2008. Evan Turner scored 28 with 10 rebounds and five assists.
- Ohio State is 29-15 all-time in Big Ten Tournament play with eight appearances in the title game. The Buckeyes are 14-6 in conference tournament openers, 6-3 as the No. 5 seed and 22-4 when the higher seed. The Buckeyes are 10-2 in tournament openers over the last 12 years of the event.
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