Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 1/30/12
1. Lenzelle Smith scores 11 points off of eight total offensive rebounds In the days leading up to Michigan’s matchup against Ohio State, most of the talk centered around how the Wolverines were going to stop big man Jared Sullinger, or perhaps William Buford and Deshaun Thomas. The Wolverines were effective in limiting Sullinger’s production, defending Ohio State’s three point shooting  but it was the fifth Buckeye starter, Lenzelle Smith Jr., that grabbed eight offensive rebounds en route to 17 points – with 11 off of putbacks. Granted, a few of the rebounds fell into his lap as Michigan double-teamed Sullinger, leaving the weak-side rebounder nearly wide open. Because of the Buckeyes’ size advantage, the Wolverines were forced to pick their poison—take your chances guarding Sullinger one-on-one or make somebody else beat you. Michigan chose the latter, and that somebody else turned out to be Smith. Ohio State had 14 offensive rebounds for the game, grabbing over 40% of its missed...
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