By Basketball Writer: Drew Montag
The (#22) University of Michigan men’s basketball team played two games on the road last week, and they won one and lost one. On Tuesday (01/24/2012) they beat Purdue 66-64, then on Sunday (01/29/2012) they lost at Ohio State 64-49. This brings Michigan’s record to 16-6 (6-3 in the Big Ten).
This was a good news/bad news kind of week. The good news (obviously) was that UM finally won a true road game (not to be confused with the 4 “neutral site” games). The bad news was that they got overpowered in the OSU game. Actually, Michigan hung around pretty well in the loss to OSU, but they faded in the last 6 minutes. They pulled to within 7 points (50-43) with 5:44 left, but OSU finished with a 14-6 run. UM didn’t get embarrassed, but they didn’t get the win either.
The win at Purdue was pretty impressive. UM led for most of the game, but Purdue pulled into the lead (48-47) with 9:08 left. From that point on, the lead changed hands 7 times, and never got bigger than 4 points. It was a close, exciting finish, and Michigan deserved to win the game.