Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Deshaun Thomas carried 15th-ranked Ohio Statewith 20 points and the Buckeyes knocked off the nation's last remainingunbeaten with a 56-53 triumph over the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines on Sunday atValue City Arena.
Although they allowed the opposition to tie the game after falling behind byas many as 21 points, the Buckeyes (13-3, 3-1 Big Ten) never surrendered theadvantage and sent Michigan (16-1, 3-1) to its first loss of the season.
Aaron Craft and Sam Thompson each poured in nine points, while Lenzelle SmithJr. totaled four points and 10 rebounds in Ohio State's second straight winfollowing a loss to Illinois.
Trey Burke led Michigan with 15 points, but missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer late in the contest. Tim Hardaway Jr. followed with 12 points on 5-of-15 shooting in the setback for the Wolverines, who shot just 38.3 percentas a team for the game.