ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Thad Matta has been hoping for a big road victory since he came to Ohio State two seasons ago.
Jamar Butler scored a career-high 20 points and had two of the No. 19 Buckeyes' season-high 15 3-pointers in a 94-85 victory over No. 22 Michigan on Thursday night.
The win, the Buckeyes' first at Crisler Arena since 2002, moved Ohio State (17-3, 6-3) into a three-way tie with Michigan State and Illinois for second place in the Big Ten. The teams trail Iowa by a half-game.
“We haven't beaten a top-20 team on the road in the year-and-a-half since I've been here,” Matta said. “That's a goal we've always had and it's nice to see it happen.”