Keita Bates-Diop had 18 points to lead all scorers, C.J. Jackson had 17, and Jae'Sean Tate scored 14.
U of M, 7-3 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten, hosts UCLA at Crisler Center Saturday.
"We just got to play better in the second half, specifically, to win and we didn't do that", Robinson said.
"As good as we were in the first 18 minutes of the first half, we were just equally as bad in the second half", MI coach John Beilein said.
"For us to be able to defend them like we did in the second half was terrific", Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. The Wolverines set the tone from tip-off by spacing out Ohio State and grabbing a 14-6 lead at the 13:56 mark behind five points from Brooks on a layup in transition and a 3-pointer off an offensive rebound, an Abdur-Rahkman 3-pointer and a scooping layup by Simpson.
MI led 43-30 at the half with six different players hitting a 3-pointer, and Wagner hitting 2 of 3 attempts.
After consecutive 3-pointers by Ohio State cut the margin down to 13, MI used another 7-0 blitz on layups by Wagner and Abdur-Rahkman and a 3-pointer by Wagner to extend the lead to 43-23 with 1:31 left in the half.
Ohio State played six games in 12 days, and finished the run by handing Wisconsin the worst loss in the history of its building and overcoming a 20-point hole against MI with effort more than anything else.
In Michigan's first 23 possessions, it made eight layups and six 3-pointers - which is to say that the Wolverines did whatever they wanted. If we are not going to play smart, have careless fouls, throw careless passes and take bad shots then we're not going to win. "I'm just telling you - and this is my favorite saying - we get what we deserve".
In this year of transition - during which Ohio State has no outside expectations and less talent than nearly everyone in the Big Ten - the Buckeyes have begun league play 2-0. The crowd energy in the second half was exciting, he said. If we carry these things into the rest of nonconference and into the rest of the regular season Big Ten, I think the sky's the limit for us.
Ohio State played its sixth game in 12 days. He finished with three points. In fact, Ohio State signed Shaun Wade, the No. 2 cornerback out of the Class of 2017, out of the same school.