No. 5 Ohio State defeats No. 18 Michigan, 77-66

March 04, 1992

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jim Jackson scored 25 points, including a key tip-in during a 10-0 second-half run, to help fifth-ranked Ohio State beat No. 18 Michigan, 77-66, last night in the Big Ten.

Jackson added 13 rebounds and six assists for the Buckeyes (20-5, 12-3), who trail league-leading Indiana by a half-game. Chris Webber led Michigan (17-8, 8-7) with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

The second half featured streaks by both teams, but Ohio State's final surge was the difference.

Michigan led 57-52 after Jimmy King's layup with 6:50 remaining capped an 8-0 by the Wolverines. But Ohio State scored the next 10 points to take the lead for good.

After Jent scored on a half-hook, Baker picked up a loose ball at midcourt and made a driving layup. Jent then picked up another loose ball and missed the layup, but Jackson stuck his hand out and flicked the ball into the basket for a 58-57 lead with 5:29 left.

Michigan's freshman-dominated lineup, which finished with 16 turnovers, then failed to get the ball past midcourt for the third straight possession, as Lawrence Funderburke stole a pass and dunked. Jamaal Brown then concluded the spurt by scoring inside off an assist by Jackson for a 62-57 lead.

The Wolverines drew to 64-61 on a tip-in by Freddie Hunter, but Jent hit a three-pointer and Michigan never again got as close as five points.

Michigan led 36-32 at halftime behind 10 points by Ray Jackson. That was in stark contrast to the teams' earlier meeting in Ann Arbor, when the Wolverines trailed 28-13 at halftime, the fewest points scored against Ohio State in a half since 1947.

Michigan missed all 10 of its three-point shots and was only 6-of-15 from the foul line, compared to Ohio State's 24-of-30.

MICHIGAN -- Webber 8-17 1-4 17, Voskuil 1-4 0-0 2, Howard 2-10 2-4 6, Rose 4-16 2-2 10, Talley 0-2 0-0 0, Jackson 5-8 0-3 10, Riley XTC 4-4 1-2 9, King 5-9 0-0 10, Hunter 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 30-72 6-15 66.

OHIO STATE -- Jent 6-12 2-2 15, Jackson 9-15 5-7 25, Funderburke 3-7 3-4 9, Baker 5-10 8-9 18, Brown 2-4 2-2 6, Robinson 0-0 0-2 0, Dudley 0-0 4-4 4, Skelton 0-1 0-0 0, Davis 0-1 0-0 0, Hall 0-0 0-0 0, Brandewie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-50 24-30 77.

Halftime--Michigan 36, Ohio St. 32. 3-point goals--Michigan 0-10 (Webber 0-1, King 0-1, Talley 0-1, Voskuil 0-2, Rose 0-5), Ohio St. 3-10 (Jackson 2-3, Jent 1-3, Skelton 0-1, Davis 0-1, Brown 0-2). Fouled out--None. Rebounds--Michigan 42 (Webber 12), Ohio St. 35 (Jackson 13). Assists--Michigan 16 (Rose 5), Ohio St. 17 (Baker, Jackson 6). Total fouls--Michigan 20, Ohio St. 14. A--13,276.

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