Mich. learns from loss, Ohio gets boost from wins

BETH RUCKER AP Sports Writer Published:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- 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.