COLUMBUS — Nik Stauskas scored 15 points and Derrick Walton III added 13 — including three critical free throws with 1:55 left — to power No. 15 Michigan to a 70-60 victory over No. 22 Ohio State on Tuesday night.
The victory ended a nine-game losing skid over the last 11 years in Columbus for the Wolverines (18-6, 10-2 Big Ten), who came into the game tied for the top spot in the conference with Michigan State.
Walton added 10 rebounds and six assists. Zak Irvin chipped in with 10 points.
LaQuinton Ross had 24 points and Lenzelle Smith Jr. 13 for Ohio State (19-6, 6-6), which had a three-game winning streak snapped. The Buckeyes hadn’t lost to their archrivals on their home court since a 61-50 setback on Jan. 15, 2003.