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Fans camp out at cold Mattaritaville for good seats to see No. 15 Michigan, No. 22 Ohio State

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    Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross (10) shoots a three against Purdue during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 67-49. Ross had 17 points. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)The Associated Press

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    Ohio State's Lenzelle Smith Jr. (32) drives around Purdue's Terone Johnson (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio Sate won 67-49. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)The Associated Press

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    Ohio State fans cheer as Sam Thompson (12) dunks against Purdue during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)The Associated Press

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    Michigan guard Nik Stauskas, left, drives to the basket over Iowa center Adam Woodbury during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)The Associated Press

The temperature outside Ohio State's Schottenstein Center was in the teens and the wind chill near zero. And the students kept coming over on Monday.

They set up tents on the cold concrete, waiting for prime seats for Tuesday night's game against rival Michigan.

Fans at the encampment, dubbed Mattaritaville after coach Thad Matta, know this is a big game.

Ohio State (19-5, 6-5 Big Ten) has won three in a row to climb back to No. 22 in this week's Associated Press poll after plummeting out of the rankings in the wake of a 1-5 spell in January.

Michigan (17-6, 9-2) is tied with Michigan State atop the Big Ten heading into its final seven conference games.