Despite Michigan putting on a shooting clinic for the ages in the early goings, Ohio State shot particularly well for their makeup and managed to not be totally blown off the court, rallying at the end of the half to finish down just 4.
Shannon Scott led the way for the Buckeyes finishing in double digits. The trio of Caris LeVert, Glenn Robinson III, and Nik Stauskas pushed things for the Wolverines while Zak Irvin was a surprise for the Wolverines, joining the fray.
Ohio State will have to minimize their mistakes while also step up their perimeter defense. It's all but impossible that Michigan continues the hot shooting of the early portion of the game, but the same could be said for the Buckeyes. They'll need to channel the same resolve that saw them come back from 18 in the second half in yesterday's quarterfinal against Nebraska if they want a chance to win this one.