Mich. learns from loss, Ohio gets boost from wins

Michigan coach John Beilein says there’s treasure in losses if

players look for it beyond their disappointment.

The Wolverines have put that approach into practice. Instead of

wallowing after getting thumped by rival Ohio State, they went back

to work.

Now Michigan (24-9) is hoping the reward following the 22-point

loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament semifinals is a run in

the NCAA tournament. The fourth-seeded Wolverines face No. 13 seed

Ohio on Friday in the second round.

What matters to Ohio coach John Groce is that his team enters

the on a roll playing good basketball.

The Bobcats (27-7) have won eight of its last nine, including a

one-point victory against favored Akron in the Mid-American

Conference tournament championship.