It was two co-Big Ten Champions going at it after a season in which they split games. But in Indianapolis on Saturday, as Ohio State dominated in a 77-55 win over Michigan, the Wolverines didn't look the part.
Unlike the night before when Michigan came out slow against Minnesota and trailed by as many as nine points before clawing its way back, there would be no semblance of a comeback for the Wolverines.
Besides ending the Wolverines back to Ann Arbor, the loss could affect Michigan's NCAA seeding. Before the game, ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi had the Wolverines sitting at a 3-seed, but the huge loss could drop the Wolverines to a 4-seed (or worse?) depending on how other conference tournaments shake out.