Michigan heads on the road to wrap up the regular season in Columbus on Sunday afternoon (12:30 p.m., FOX). If the Wolverines beat the Buckeyes, they can feel good about their chances to make the NCAA Tournament heading to Indianapolis. If they lose on Sunday, the reality sets in that they need at least two wins in the Big Ten Tournament (likely games against Indiana and Wisconsin) to have a chance.
It’s do-or-die time for Michigan against an Ohio State team that is as hard as any in the Big Ten to sort out. The Buckeyes looked like legitimate Big Ten title threats at 11-5 after a win at Illinois on Feb. 24 but turned around and lost at Maryland and home against Nebraska before trouncing Michigan State on Thursday night.
Ohio State still has plenty of talent with one of the best one-two punches in the conference, but their inconsistent play and 118th ranked defense makes them hard to feel confident in on a nightly basis.