This year, Trey Burke promises that playing Ohio State is going to be all business.
With the No. 2 Wolverines going for the first 17-0 start in school history Sunday at the fifteenth-ranked Buckeyes, Burke doesn't want the game to get personal.
That's what he says happened last year, and you can understand why. After all, Burke is a Columbus native who wasn't given a scholarship offer by Ohio State. The Buckeyes best player was Jared Sullinger, Burke's friend and high-school teammate, and he always had friends and family in the crowd when the two schools met.
"I wanted to beat Jared so bad that I made it too personal last year," he said during a Friday teleconference. "That was a sign of my immaturity more than anything."
So he was more intense than normal for the games, and it had mixed results. His late basket over Sullinger helped the Wolverines upset Ohio State 56-51 and earn a share of the regular-season championship, but things were much different when the teams met again ...