Rivals Ohio State and Michigan Set to Tip Off in College Basketball

By Trevor Lowry
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The Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines are set to tip off this week in college basketball. Although Michigan will likely enter the game as the favorite, do not count out the Buckeyes.

These two teams already met up in Ohio this year, with the home team coming out on top by the score of  56-53.  However, Michigan will be at home in this one.

The way the Big Ten has been all year, it will be very tough for Ohio State to pick up the road win. This is one of the toughest conferences in the nation to pull off a road victory, so Deshaun Thomas and co. will have to come up big.

However, someone has to help Thomas out with the scoring. Thomas has been in beast mode all year, averaging 20 points per game on the season.

The Wolverines will enter the game with arguably the best back court in all of college basketball, which is pretty hard to argue against when you have Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. on your team. Both players are averaging over 15 points per game each.

We can talk about intangibles and all that fun stuff all we want, but this is a rivalry game and really anything can happen.

Entering this game, the Buckeyes are on a four-game winning streak, while the Wolverines are coming off of a loss against Indiana. Both Michigan and Ohio State are trailing the Hoosiers by one game in the conference, so there will be a lot on the line in this one, other than it being a rivalry matchup.

Time to put on the boxing gloves because two heavyweights in the Big Ten will go head-to-head this Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.


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