Originally posted on UM Hoops  |  Last updated 1/11/13
With Michigan’s biggest game of the season yet just over 48 hours away on Sunday afternoon, Chris Lauderback of Eleven Warriors and I exchanged questions about the rivalry showdown. My answers to his questions will be going up over there sometime on Saturday but here are his thoughts on the Buckeyes and Sunday’s match-up. DeShaun Thomas is a scoring machine and I’ve always been quick to praise his offensive prowess, but what secondary scoring options have stepped up for the Buckeyes? A punch to the gut on the first question?! I see the rivalry is alive and well. In all seriousness, the lack of a consistent 2nd scorer is probably the most impactful of three issues that have loomed largest over Ohio State’s struggles against the only three decent teams they’ve played (@Duke, Kansas, @Illinois), along with an increased turnover rate and spotty defense. Aaron Craft actually stepped up in Tuesday night’s much needed victory at Purdue with 15 points, 13 in the 2ndhalf, to complement Deshaun’s
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