Dickinson, Michigan beat skidding Buckeyes, 77-69
Published 1:00 am Monday, February 6, 2023
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hunter Dickinson scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Michigan to a 77-69 win over Ohio State on Sunday.
Jett Howard added 16 points and Kobe Bufkin 13 with eight rebounds for the Wolverines (13-10, 7-5 Big Ten Conference), who missed their last four shots to drop to 49% for the game.
Bruce Thornton scored 22 points to lead the Buckeyes (11-12, 3-9), who have lost four straight and 10 of 12. Justice Sueing and Brice Sensabaugh both had 13 with Sensabaugh snaring nine rebounds. Thornton was 10-of-13 shooting and Ohio State made five of its last eight shots but that only raised the shooting percent to 41.
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Bufkin, Dickinson and Howard combined for for a Michigan 12-3 run for a 24-14 lead midway through the first half. Despite a poor shooting half, the Buckeyes closed it to 41-36 at the half as Sueing hit a last-minute 3-pointer.
The Wolverines hit five 3-pointers and shot 52% (16 of 32) but they also had four more turnovers and the Buckeyes had three more offensive rebounds, which helped off-set Ohio State’s 34% shooting (12 of 35). Ohio State had three 3s but was 9 of 12 from the line to Michigan’s 4 of 7.
Ohio State shot better after the break (48%) but couldn’t put together a run as Dickinson scored 13 points and the Wolverines made 9 of 11 free throws.
Michigan’s three-game homestand continues Wednesday with a visit from Nebraska. Northwestern visits Ohio State on Thursday.
Percentages: FG .406, FT .706.
3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Thornton 2-3, Brown 1-2, Sueing 1-3, Sensabaugh 1-4, Gayle 0-1, McNeil 0-3).
Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: None.
Blocked Shots: 2 (Key, Sueing).
Turnovers: 6 (Key 2, Brown, Okpara, Sensabaugh, Thornton).
Steals: 4 (Key 2, Thornton 2).
Technical Fouls: None.
Percentages: FG .491, FT .722.
3-Point Goals: 8-23, .348 (Baker 2-4, Bufkin 2-4, McDaniel 2-5, Je.Howard 2-7, Dickinson 0-1, Williams 0-2).
Team Rebounds: 1. Team Turnovers: 1.
Blocked Shots: 3 (Dickinson 2, Bufkin).
Turnovers: 8 (McDaniel 2, Baker, Bufkin, Dickinson, Ja.Howard, Je.Howard, Williams).
Steals: 2 (Bufkin, McDaniel).
Technical Fouls: Wolverines, 4:46 first.