COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There were lessons to be learned from Sunday's game between No. 2 Michigan and No. 14 Ohio State, lessons about seasoning, and margin for error, and the difficulty of winning on the road in the loaded Big Ten, and the importance of old-fashioned, hard-nosed defense.
In dropping its first game of the season, Michigan also learned that two point guards are better than one.
Especially when one of those two is Aaron Craft.
Per usual, Deshaun Thomas did the scoring for Ohio State and high-flyer Sam Thompson made the plays that will lead the highlights. But Craft drove everything, and his part-time backcourt mate Shannon Scott played a big role, too, in what became another humbling homecoming for Michigan's Trey Burke, who came in as the nation's hottest point guard.
Ohio State won, 56-53, in a strange, emotionally charged game that started with Ohio State dominating. Burke scored the game's first 3 points; the Buckeyes got the next 16 and led by as many as 21 in ...