Buckeyes Men’s Basketball heads to Michigan for 1 PM Matchup with arch-rival Michigan; Both teams having disappointing seasons

FEBRUARY 3, 2023

Ohio State at Michigan
February 5, 2023
1 p.m.
Crisler Center – Ann Arbor, Mich.
Watch: CBS
Listen: Ohio State Radio Network from Learfield
Live Stats: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Game Notes: Ohio State | Michigan
 Ohio State | Michigan
Season Stats: Ohio State | Michigan

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State hits the road this weekend for its latest chapter with its biggest rival. The Buckeyes will meet Michigan in Ann Arbor on Sunday in the team’s lone meeting this season. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. from the Crisler Center and the game will be televised national on CBS. Tom McCarthy and Jay Wright will call the action.

  • Sunday’s game will be the 189th all-time meeting between the two schools. Officially, Ohio State leads the series 101-80.
  • The teams have split the last eight meetings (4-4) and Michigan holds a slim 10-point edge (551-541) in combined points in those games.
  • Last year, the teams split a pair of games with each team winning on the other’s home floor. E.J. Liddell was dominant in the second half in Ann Arbor on Feb. 12, leading the Buckeyes to a 68-57 victory. Michigan then rode the momentum of a 14-1 second half run to spoil Senior Day, 75-69, on March 6 in Columbus.
  • It’s no secret the Buckeyes are struggling. But they’ve been close. Seven of the eight Big Ten losses have come by single digits and their scoring margin in the eight losses is just -1.5. That’s what makes this stretch even tougher.
  • Freshman Brice Sensabaugh has been impressive, leading the team in scoring at 17.4 ppg and he has been the team’s leading scorer in each of the last 13 games. He is second among freshmen nationally in scoring and his 47 three-pointers this season are already third-most by any OSU freshmen.
  • Senior captain Justice Sueing went over 1,500 career points last game against Wisconsin. He is now one of two 1,500-point scorers on the team as he joins Tanner Holden who reached the mark earlier this season.
  • Zed Key has scored in double figures in six of the last seven games since injuring his shoulder in the game against Purdue on Jan. 5. He has also averaged 7.4 rebounds per game over that stretch.
  • Sean McNeil is close to 200 three-pointers in his DI career. The Union, Ky., native is just seven three-pointers shy of the mark as he has made 38 this season after making 155 in three seasons at West Virginia. McNeil also made 132 three-pointers at Sinclair CC during the 2018-19 season, the most of any junior college player that year.
  • Michigan has been a bit up-and-down the last month but is coming off an impressive 68-51 victory at Northwestern on Thursday, sweeping the season series from the Wildcats.