By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Michigan Wolverines needed a buzzer beater to defeat the Houston Cougars. The No. 3 Wolverines defeated the No. 6 Cougars, 64-63, at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.
After an inbounds pass that went near half court, a Michigan player passed the ball to Jordan Poole, a freshman. As the clock was ticking down, Poole let the shot fly, which ended up going in for the game-winner.
Following the basket, Poole ran around the court, as his teammates chased him in celebration. The Cougars players were so shocked by the basket that they did not know what to do, as many went to the ground in disbelief.
The Wolverines improved to 29-7 on the season. Michigan has to wait until Sunday to see who their next opponent will be.
They will face the winner of the No. 2 North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies game. They will tip off at 5:15 pm on CBS on Sunday.
This is the Wolverines second straight Sweet Sixteen appearance. They lost to the Oregon Ducks, 69-68, last year in the Sweet Sixteen.
The Cougars ended their season with a 27-7 record.
Moritz Wagner and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman led the Wolverines with 12 points each. Wagner also had seven rebounds, three assists, and one block.
Abdur-Rahkman also had three rebounds and three assists.
Wagner and Abdur-Rahkman was one of four Michigan players, who scored in double-figures. Charles Matthews and Duncan Robinson also scored 11 points each.
The Wolverines had 25 bench points. Robinson led the bench with 11 points.
Rob Gray led the Cougars with 23 points. He also had 10 rebounds and three assists.
Gray was one of two Houston players, who scored in double-figures. Devin Davis also had 17 points.
The Cougars had 12 bench points. Nura Zanna led the bench with four points.
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