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After shaking off rust, No. 3 Michigan eyes rolling Buckeyes

Franz Wagner Rutgers Michigan Basketball
Posted at 4:58 PM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 16:58:29-05

BIG TEN GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 3 Michigan at No. 4 Ohio State, Sunday

Michigan didn’t need much time to shake off the rust from a three-week layoff, and Ohio State is rolling along. Michigan rallied to win at No. 21 Wisconsin 67-59 last Sunday in its first game back. The school had put all activities on hold due to several positive tests for a COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate. The Wolverines beat Rutgers 71-64 Thursday night. Ohio State has won seven straight, the longest active streak in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes beat Penn State 92-82 on Thursday.

LOOKING AHEAD: Michigan has the Big Ten regular-season championship in sight with a 10-1 mark in conference play. The Wolverines have not finished in first place since the 2013-14 team went 15-3 in conference play.