Ohio State roars back to jolt MI

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Ohio State turned up the defensive pressure and hit 11 free throws in the last 2:15 to pull away and complete the comeback.

The Buckeyes (7-3) have now won two straight - both Big Ten games - after having previously lost three out of four games. The Ohio State official visit this fall, however, really secured the lead for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes.

MI coach talks about his team's poor second half in Monday's 71-62 loss.

"As good as we were in the first 18 minutes of the first half, we were just equally as bad in the second half", MI coach John Beilein said.

The play in question occurred right after MI had taken its largest lead of the game, 43-23, on a Moritz Wagner 3-pointer with 1:31 remaining before halftime.

After the Wolverines took a 43-23 lead with 1:31 left in the first half, Ohio State went on a 26-3 run to go up 49-46 with 11:46 remaining in the second half.

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"We came out with a lack of focus and wasn't locked in", Simpson said. If we are not going to play smart, have careless fouls, throw careless passes and take bad shots then we're not going to win. Johnson announced his decision with CBS Sports in the video above and becomes the 19th member of Ohio State's No. 1 ranked recruiting class, according to 247Sports.

"I have not (seen a five-point play) until yesterday", Beilein said during his weekly radio show Tuesday night.

"For us to be able to defend them like we did in the second half was terrific", Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. "I'm sure us getting down 20 had something to do with it".

With the ability to play physical press-man coverage along the boundary or serve as a rangy center fielder who can lay the wood and close on the ball in a split second, Johnson has the skills necessary to change the complexion of the Buckeyes' secondary for the better over the next few years.

Ohio State played its sixth game in 12 days.

Meyer's success in Florida since his arrival at Ohio State includes Joey Bosa, Nick Bosa, Johnnie Dixon, Trevon Grimes and defensive tackle Taron Vincent, among others.

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