The Michigan Wolverines earned a thrilling win over their rival Ohio State Buckeyes on the hardwood this afternoon, outscoring them 13-5 late in the 4th quarter and earning a 92-87 decision.
The Wolverines have officially matched their best start to a season since 1977, currently sitting at 16-1 overall and 11-1 in Big Ten play.
And you can bet it caught the attention of their former bench boss.
John Beilein, the winningest coach in program history, praised the Wolverines, taking to social media:
Reaction from media members and fans alike also continued to pour in:
So that’s what it feels like to watch and win a big game?
What a F**KING win!!!
— Jeff Riger (@riger1984) February 21, 2021
Michigan very impressive beating Ohio State 92-87. Two excellent teams. And wow, Michigan almost hung 100 on them.
— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) February 21, 2021
This is for my younger friends. This Michigan-Ohio State basketball game is the way Michigan vs Ohio State football used to be. I swear.
— Terry Foster (@TerryFoster971) February 21, 2021
That Michigan Ohio State game was by far the best college game I’ve watched this year. I definitely stole a few sets. #GoBlue💙💛Ⓜ️〽️
— Coach Q. (@coachq7) February 21, 2021
Michigan- Ohio State is the best game I have seen all year
— Taylor Mooney (@Mooneypie13) February 21, 2021
First 39 minutes of Michigan-Ohio State was an absolute joy to watch. Passion, intelligence, and skill in abundance.
Best game I’ve seen in a while. Salute.
— John Gasaway (@JohnGasaway) February 21, 2021
What a win for Michigan. Ohio State is right there with anyone else in the country.
That was maybe the best regular season college basketball I can remember seeing, as far as quality of play. Final score was high, but it wasn’t because of poor defense. Just super high level O
— Nolan Wolffis (@loscontrarian) February 21, 2021
Michigan/Ohio State felt like a 1-vs-2 matchup.
That was the most complete, enjoyable college basketball game of the season.
— Clayton Collier (@Local24Clayton) February 21, 2021
Michigan-Ohio State got me so excited for what March Madness has in store for this year
— Sean O'Brien (@Sean_OBrien11) February 21, 2021
This Michigan/Ohio State game has to be the best game of the 2020-21 regular reason. I fully expect them to meet again in the Big Ten tournament title game if Iowa or Illinois doesn’t come in and ruin the party. #CollegeBasketball #B1G
— Joe Scieszinski (@skiz515) February 21, 2021
What a great game. Fantastic win for Michigan. Ohio State very impressive as well. Glad we’re holding some Michigan title tickets at 15/1 from a bit ago @Return_Of_RB
— Tim H (@THold42) February 21, 2021
I could watch games like the Michigan/Ohio State game all day long.
— BJ Ross (@coachbross) February 21, 2021