Both Michigan’s Trey Burke and Ohio State’s Aaron Craft were outstanding on Tuesday; neither was perfect, but both competed every play and turned in very good performances.
Burke finished with 16 points and eight assists. Craft had 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Both had just two turnovers despite playing more than 40 minutes.
Their competitiveness was never more evident than in the last few moments of overtime. With less than 40 seconds left, Burke was driving for what might have been a game-clinching basket, with his Wolverines up by one. But Craft stole the ball from Burke and headed down the court for the go-ahead layup. But Burke caught and passed Craft, then reached in and stole the ball as Craft was about to shoot.
Ohio State got the ball back, but Burke blocked Craft’s shot from behind to preserve the Michigan’s slim lead.