Stauskas scores 15, Walton 13 as No. 15 Michigan breaks through at No. 22 Ohio State, 70-60

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Michigan's Caris LeVert, right, drives the lane as Ohio State's Sam Thompson defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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It was the only regular-season meeting between the longtime rivals this season, due to the Big Ten's 18-game, rotating schedule.

That's OK with Beilein.

"It was like a Final Four game," he said of the atmosphere, which included a roaring crowd of 18,809. "It was loud. And it had two of the really good programs in the Big Ten going at it."

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