2023-24 Season

‘It can’t rain forever’: Michigan rallies to overcome Ohio State’s second half surge, snapping losing streak 

It looked like it was about to happen — again. 

Just like it did against Minnesota, just like it did against Penn State, just like it did against Maryland. The Wolverines had a lead at halftime — this time even building upon it in the second half — but they looked like they were going to blow it. 


Terrance Williams II’s big 3-pointer that put Michigan up 12 with less than 12 minutes to go suddenly became a distant memory, because Ohio State stormed back. Bucket after bucket after bucket, the Buckeyes made the Wolverines look like the team they’ve been all season, one that collapses when it matters, one that can’t hold a lead into the second half, one that can’t batten down the hatches and win a close game when things get real late. 

But while Williams’ three became a distant memory, his words of wisdom toward his team weren’t, even as Ohio State orchestrated a deflating 16-0 run to go up by four points with just under eight minutes to go. 

“We just took so many loses and gave up so many leads, but like I told my team: it can’t rain forever,” Williams said. “So that’s what I told them, from personal experience, and we just got through it today.” 

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