Michigan Loses Another Close One To a Top 5 Team

Michigan WolverinesOhio State BuckeyesSportsBasketballWilliam BufordTim HardawayJared Sullinger

William Buford scored 19 points and No. 2 Ohio State went on a 12-0 run in the second half before holding on to beat Michigan 68-64 on Wednesday night.

The Wolverines (11-6, 1-3 Big Ten) rallied from a 53-41 deficit, pulling within 64-62 after Zack Novak made two free throws with 22.3 seconds left. Michigan then fouled Buford, who made a pair of free throws with 18.6 seconds to play.

Darius Morris scored on a drive with 12.4 seconds to go, but Aaron Craft made two more free throws with 9.4 seconds remaining and Tim Hardaway Jr. missed a 3-pointer at the other end.

David Lighty and Jared Sullinger scored 12 points each for the Buckeyes (17-0, 4-0).

Brady Hoke, Michigan's new football coach, watched the game from a courtside seat.

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