ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. and Trey Burke made nearly every shot they took from 3-point range in the second half.
When that somehow wasn’t enough, Michigan’s talented tandem sealed a win with a little desperation on defense.
Hardaway blocked Ohio State’s Aaron Craft on the final play, giving the third-ranked Wolverines a 76-74 overtime win over the 10th-ranked Buckeyes. Hardaway kept Michigan in the game with a relentless streak of 3-point shooting, then both teams struggled through a tense, low-scoring extra session that finally ended when Craft was stopped three straight times in the final minute.
”Ohio State-Michigan is one of the biggest rivalries in college basketball – in college, period,” Burke said. ”Just to come out and grit it out all the way to the end of regulation and in overtime, it shows a lot, how this team can stay together.”