Week by week, Michigan is blowing dust off the history books.

Tuesday was the latest signature moment in a Big Ten season full of them, as Michigan marched into Ohio State and controlled the final 26 minutes of the game, skipping out of the state they love to hate with a 70-60 win.

It was a foreign feeling to all of them as none of the current players or coaching staff recall winning at Value City Arena the last time, in January 2003.

Their memories are shorter, recalling some of the brutal nine losses since, most convincing on the other side or painful, as with Trey Burke’s rimmed-out three last season.

Knowing this was the team’s lone regular-season meeting this year made it all the sweeter.

“We love getting road wins,” U-M tri-captain Jordan Morgan said. “That’s one of the hardest things to do in this conference. Anytime you can get one of those is big. Obviously this game means a lot to a lot of people, so for us to come into this hostile arena and get this win is big for us.”

Living in coach John Beilein’s micro world, they likely have no idea how big.

They know it’s the hated rival, the arena that played some of their program’s worst moments on the pregame big screen and a fan base unfazed by recent national events, still lobbing hatred on the Wolverines.

But they didn’t know what their win meant.

They certainly don’t remember the last time Michigan started as at least 10-2 in the Big Ten (1976-77’s 16-2 title season). Or know that their fifth Big Ten win is only the second time that’s been done by a Michigan team in the past 20 years.

They barely even recall that this was the third defining win in a Big Ten rivals’ building this year, putting the Buckeye pelt up next to the Badger and Spartan on the U-M wall.

“All these road wins, they’re part of it,” Beilein said, trying to keep the eyes on the prize for his first-place team. “This is unusual in this league right now either to us or to other programs. It gives these kids a great deal of confidence when you go on the road.

“We’ve been in hostile environments and it can’t get worse than those.”

Despite the crowd being more docile than anytime at Value City in recent memory, the No. 15 Wolverines (18-6, 10-2 Big Ten) looked early on like it might be worse.

They had lost the past two road games at Indiana and Iowa, struggling offensively each time. So when they started the game 4 of 15 from the field, it looked familiar.

The defense was just as bad early on, allowing No. 22 Ohio State (19-6, 6-6), anything it wanted near the rim, as the first six baskets were within inches.

It got bad, down 10 more than 15 minutes into the game, headed for another U-M slide.

Then Morgan put back a missed shot (one of 14 U-M offensive rebounds) and the Wolverines closed the half on a 10-4 run to trail only by four at the break.

Unable to find a footing in the second half, Beilein went to his bench and sharpshooter Zak Irvin, replacing the struggling Glenn Robinson III. Irvin quickly dropped a three (part of 47% long range shooting, nearly 20% higher than OSU was allowing in Big Ten play) and U-M was off on a 14-2 run, seizing the lead it would never relinquish.

Two big pushes on the road are unusual for any team, let alone one filled with freshmen and sophomores. But this teams certainly is unusual, part of the reason they still haven’t lost consecutive games this season, highlighted Tuesday by answering after the season’s worst loss, last Saturday at Iowa.

“You’ve got to credit our coaches, they try to take those losses and learn from it,” said Morgan, who combined with Jon Horford for 14 points and 12 rebounds. “They’re not always extremely negative about it and we have a positive mindset to losses, just trying to bounce back and learn from the mistakes that we made.”