Dickinson leads Michigan to win over skidding Buckeyes


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hunter Dickinson scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Michigan to a 77-69 win over Ohio State on Sunday.

Jett Howard added 16 points and Kobe Bufkin 13 with eight rebounds for the Wolverines (13-10, 7-5 Big Ten Conference), which missed their last four shots to drop to 49-percent for the game.

Bruce Thornton scored 22 points to lead the Buckeyes (11-12, 3-9), which have lost four straight and 10 of 12.

Justice Sueing and Brice Sensabaugh both had 13 with Sensabaugh snaring nine rebounds.

Thornton was 10-of-13 shooting and Ohio State made five of its last eight shots, but that only raised the shooting percent to 41.

Bufkin, Dickinson and Howard combined for for a Michigan 12-3 run for a 24-14 lead midway through the first half.

Despite a poor shooting half, the Buckeyes closed it to 41-36 at the half as Sueing hit a last-minute 3-pointer.

The Wolverines hit five 3-pointers and shot 52-percent (16 of 32), but they also had four more turnovers and the Buckeyes had three more offensive rebounds, which helped offset Ohio State’s 34-percent shooting (12 of 35).

Ohio State had three 3s, but was 9 of 12 from the line to Michigan’s 4 of 7.

Ohio State shot better after the break (48-percent) but couldn’t put together a run as Dickinson scored 13 points and the Wolverines made 9 of 11 free throws.

Michigan’s three-game homestand continues Wednesday with a visit from Nebraska.

Northwestern visits Ohio State on Thursday.

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