Wolverines Drop Close Contest in Columbus

Despite holding a four point lead with just less than 10 minutes to play, the Wolverines were unable to hold off the Ohio State Buckeyes as the Maize and Blue dropped another game on the hardwood court. Kelvin Grady led Michigan scorers with 11 points. Manny Harris and DeShawn Sims recorded just 13 points between them.

COLUMBUS -- The Wolverines came close to upsetting the Ohio State Buckeyes on Tuesday night at Value City Arena, but, despite holding a four point lead with eight minutes to go, the Maize and Blue were unable to stop the surging home team as the Buckeyes downed the Wolverines 65-55.

Michigan was led by 11 points from freshman Kelvin Grady. Manny Harris and DeShawn Sims scored just 13 points combined in the 10-point Michigan loss.

Falling behind 21-15 through the middle of the first half, the visiting Wolverines battled back with a late run to make the score 28-23 Michigan. All 13 points of the Wolverines run came off the bench, four coming from Zack Gibson. The run also included triples from Anthony Wright, Jevohn Shepherd and C.J. Lee.

Ohio State battled back, but the Wolverines entered the half with a 32-31 lead thanks to a long ball from Grady.

Both teams exchanged buckets through the second half until the Wolverines opened up their biggest lead of the second half at 52-48, but, over the final 8:30, the Buckeyes surged with a 17-3 run to end the game and send the Wolverines home with a 65-55 loss.

Michigan falls to 1-9 in conference play with the loss. The Wolverines look for win number two on Saturday night when they host the Penn State Nittany Lions at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor.

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