Wolverines avoid excitement, hold Ohio for a 70-66 win in OT

ann-arbor With the taste of a Legends Classic blowout loss in their mouths, the Wolverines searched for a cure.

A home game against Mid-American Conference opponents Ohio seemed like a much-needed elixir.

While it wasn’t pretty and far from easy, No. 20 Michigan made enough plays late in the rule and in overtime to earn a 70-66 win at the Crisler Center on Sunday.

Junior center Hunter Dickinson led with 24 points and 14 rebounds, freshman wing Jett Howard added 13 points and grad transfer guard Jaelin Llewellyn scored 10 for Michigan (4-1), who outrebounded 49-46 and shot 38.1% from the field ( 24-for-63).

Michigan center Hunter Dickinson (1) reacts after making a three-point basket as time runs out in the first half.

Dwight Wilson scored 21, Jaylin Hunter 14 and Miles Brown 11 for Ohio (1-3). The Bobcats shot 7-to-28 from 3-point range and converted 19 offensive rebounds into 13 second-chance points, including an offensive putback that hit the buzzer and forced overtime.

The Wolverines took control early in overtime with a Dickinson bucket in the suit and a Howard 3 pointer to forge a 68-63 lead at the 3:47 mark of overtime.