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ESPN Releases 2nd Half Prediction For Michigan-Ohio State Game

A University of Michigan flag is seen on the court prior to the 2014 Big Ten Men's Championship between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 16: A University of Michigan flag is seen on the court prior to the 2014 Big Ten Men's Championship between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

On Tuesday night, the Ohio State Buckeyes traveled to Ann Arbor to take on the Michigan Wolverines in a Big Ten basketball clash. The Wolverines entered the contest as a nine-point favorite thanks to their stout defense and the game's locale.

Just before tip, the game announcer for the Wolverines revealed Michigan canceled classes for Wednesday due to severe cold across the Midwest. Ohio State announced the same earlier Tuesday afternoon, so there was no shortage of energy among the two fan-bases on Tuesday night.

With a raucous atmosphere in the stands, both teams delivered in the first half. After 20 minutes of play, the Wolverines hold a six point lead after outscoring Ohio State 7-0 over the final two minutes of the first half.

ESPN released its prediction for the second half. The Wolverines have an 85-percent chance to hold on for the win.

Michigan has just one loss on the season and the Wolverines are showing why they're one of the best college basketball teams in the country. Despite being out-rebounded 17-11 in the first half, the stout Michigan defense has come up with 11 Ohio State turnovers - compared to just two turnovers of their own.

C.J. Jackson has done it all for the Buckeyes tonight as he leads the team in points, rebounds and assists at the break.