By RUSTY MILLER
AP Sports Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 17 points and
had a career-high 12 rebounds as No. 4 Ohio State flexed its muscle
inside to beat No. 20 Michigan 64-49 on Sunday, keeping the
Buckeyes in a first-place tie in the Big Ten.
Jared Sullinger added 13 points and William Buford and Deshaun
Thomas both had 12 for Ohio State (19-3, 7-2), which ran its
winning streak over its archrival to six straight and eight of
Tim Hardaway Jr. had 15 points for the Wolverines (16-6, 6-3).
Trey Burke, the conference's top freshman point guard, returned to
his hometown to play for the first time against Sullinger, his
former high school teammate, and finished with 13 points.
Michigan fell to 1-5 on opponents' home courts this season.
The Buckeyes extended their homecourt winning streak to 38, the
second-longest in the program's 100 years.
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