The biggest Ohio State comeback in more than a decade requires some further study. So with that in mind, here is some analysis of what lineups put the Buckeyes into a 20-point hole against Michigan on Monday night and which ones helped them climb out of it.

Coach Chris Holtmann went with the same starters as he did in the Wisconsin game. That group of Keita Bates-Diop, Musa Jallow, Jae’Sean Tate, Kaleb Wesson and Kam Williams outscored the Badgers 23-5 in 9:51 but was outscored 12-6 in the first 5:42 against Michigan before Kyle Young replaced Wesson and C.J. Jackson replaced Williams.

It was still a six-point Michigan lead with 8:04 to play in the half when Holtmann replaced Andre Wesson with Tate, putting him in a lineup with Bates-Diop, Andrew Dakich, Jackson and Kaleb Wesson. It was here that the Wolverines started to really pull away, outscoring that group 5-1 in 1:30 before Young replaced Wesson with 6:34 to play.

That group got two possessions that resulted in a Michigan layup and a Jackson turnover before Holtmann subbed Musa Jallow in for Dakich with 6:13 left in the half. That lineup of Bates-Diop, Jackson, Jallow, Tate and Young, which had scored two points and allowed two in 1:50 earlier in the game, was the first that Holtmann used twice against Michigan.

It didn’t go so well. Michigan outscored Ohio State 5-0 in 2:06 to push its lead to 34-17 with 4:07 left in the half.

Four different lineups would close out the final four minutes. One saw just two seconds together, when Jallow replaced Williams, picked up his second foul and was replaced by Andre Wesson. That left a group of Bates-Diop, Tate, Wesson, Williams and Young, a group that had not played together all season. Those five were given 2:25 together, and they held serve, cutting the 19-point lead to 17 before more changes with 1:40 to play.

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It was the lineup of Bates-Diop, Dakich, Tate, Kaleb Wesson and Williams that put together the 7-0 spurt to close the half and make it a 13-point deficit for the Buckeyes.

For the first time this season, Holtmann started the second half with a change to his lineup, replacing Jallow with Jackson. That meant it was a group consisting of Bates-Diop, Jackson, Tate, Kaleb Wesson and Williams that applied the early pressure, cutting into Michigan’s lead with an 11-3 run in the first 4:39 of the half.

With a one-point lead and 10:40 to play, a lineup of Dakich, Jackson, Tate, Kaleb Wesson and Young pushed it to five points in the next 2:08, outscoring Michigan 6-2 in the process. That group had appeared just once before this season and was outscored 4-0 in 1:01 by Clemson.

Michigan rallied and reclaimed a four-point lead against a few lineups, but with 4:54 to play Holtmann replaced Kaleb Wesson with Young, adding him to a lineup of Bates-Diop, Jackson, Tate and Williams. That group hadn’t been used all game and was plus-5 (22 points for, 17 against) in 11:04 entering the game, and it was this lineup and scratched out the final lead for the Buckeyes.

In 1:55, that group put together a 5-0 run to give Ohio State a 61-60 lead. Dakich replaced Williams with 2:59 to play, and that was the final substitution of the night. That group outscored Michigan 10-2 to close the game.

Holtmann never went back to his starters after their first shift of the game. That group was plus-20 for the season entering the game but finished minus-6 against the Wolverines.

Ohio State used seven new lineups in the game. Six of them involved Young, who played a career-high 21 minutes.