Michigan Basketball News: Rivalry Game! Wolverines to Head to Columbus for Rematch with Revived Buckeyes

By Danielle Daniels

3 3 2024





ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan basketball team heads to Columbus, Ohio, to take on Ohio State at Value City Arena on Sunday (March 3). It is the second matchup with the Buckeyes this season, after the Wolverines won the opening matchup, 73-65 in mid-January. The rematch is scheduled for a 4:00 p.m. tipoff and will be televised on CBS with Spero Dedes and Jim Spanarkel on the call.


• Michigan has won its last three meetings with Ohio State. Overall, U-M has an 83-107 record against OSU with a 30-60 record in Columbus. The Wolverines have won their last two meetings in Value City Arena.

• Last Time in Columbus  (March 6, 2022), playing without Hunter Dickinson (illness), DeVante’ Jones had 21 points and nine rebounds, helping Michigan rally to defeat No. 23 Ohio State, 75-69. After trailing by seven at the half, U-M had a 9-2 opening second half run to tie the game. Once U-M took the lead with 14 minutes to go, the Maize and Blue did not relinquish it, going up by as many as 12 points before sealing a 75-69 victory. Terrance Williams II came off the bench for 17 points, including three triples.

• Earlier this season (Jan. 15, 2024), Michigan snapped a five-game losing streak with a 73-65 win over Ohio State during a special afternoon MLK Day game. Olivier Nkamhoua led with 20 points, while Williams scored 18 points and went 5-for-5 from three-point range. Connecting on his fourth three-pointer of the game, Williams gave the Wolverines a two-point advantage (63-61) at the 3:37 mark. That triple started a 7-0 U-M run that keyed the finishing touches on the victory.

• U-M announced the loss of Nkamhoua due to a successful left wrist surgery (Feb. 20). He is expected to have a 3-4 month recovery period. A graduate transfer from Tennessee, he averaged 14.8 points and 7.1 rebounds.

• After a six-game road suspension (academics), Dug McDaniel made his return at Rutgers (Feb. 29), leading U-M with 13 points, five rebounds and four assists.

• McDaniel has led U-M in scoring the entire season (16.5 ppg), which is a 7.9 point-per-game increase from his freshman season (8.6 ppg). In 23 games this season he has 22 double figure games, with a team-best six 20-plus and two of 30-plus. He needs 26 points to reach 700 in his two-season career.

• McDaniel surpassed 100 assists for a second straight season — 107 (4.7 apg). He led last season with 122 (3.6 apg). He needs 21 assists to 250 for his career.

• Nimari Burnett needs five points for 500 for his career. He has averaged 9.7 points per game. Additionally, he is three rebounds away from 200.

• Terrance Williams II averages 12.3 points per game, doubling any prior season. In fact, he has 21 double-figure games, doubling his prior career total of 10.

• McDaniel (49), Burnett (48) and Williams (47) combine for 134 three-pointers.

• Burnett (27) and McDaniel (25) have nearly half of U-M’s steals (52-of-119).

• Will Tschetter has shot above 50 percent from long range the entire season and sits at 55.1 percent (27-for-49). A year ago, he was 5-for-20 (25 percent).

• While considered U-M’s Sixth-Man, Tschetter has started the last two games following the loss of Nkamhoua due to wrist surgery.

• With a team-best 43 blocks, Tarris Reed Jr. cracked into U-M’s all-time top 20 (17th) with 74. He needs 26 to become the 12th Wolverine to reach 100. Reed is also 20 points away from reaching 400 points in his career.