Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 2/20/12
Michigan picked up their most significant victory of the season Saturday night, edging Ohio State by five points in a game that had more to do with the Wolverines’ suffocating half court defense than any of the Buckeyes’ shortcomings on offense. The win pushed the Maize and Blue’s sterling record at  Crisler Arena  this season to 15-0. In two key matchups where the Wolverines were at a perceived disadvantage, they came out on top: Trey Burke was better than Aaron Craft, and even more astonishingly, Jordan Morgan was better than Jared Sullinger. Impressive as it was, that victory won’t have any effect on how the Wolverines play Tuesday night when they go on the road to face a Northwestern team in dire need of a résumé-boosting win. Why? Michigan simply isn’t the same team away from home this season. Let’s take a look at the Wolverines’ conference wins on the road. The first, which didn’t occur until January 24, was by a two-point margin at Purdue. The Boilermakers were still recove...
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