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2018 Schedule
30-7, 4th in Big Ten
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Unlikely hero Poole basks in buzzer-beating 3

Down by two with 3.6 seconds left, Michigan found an improbable hero in freshman Jordan Poole, who had played only 10 minutes Saturday night before his 30-footer at the buzzer stunned Houston and sent the Wolverines into the Sweet 16.

Michigan locker room 'speechless' after buzzer-beater (0:42)
Poole drills game winner to advance Michigan (1:06)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The drama in the West Region over the past few hours, depicted in one plot:


Poole's buzzer-beating sends Michigan past Houston, 64-63

Michigan freshman Jordan Poole drained a long 3-pointer at the buzzer after Houston squandered a chance to lock up a spot in the Sweet 16, giving the third-seeded Wolverines a heart-stopping 64-63 victory in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on...

Greenberg says Michigan showed tremendous poise (1:39)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Zavier Simpson said the play Michigan ran on the final play is called "Indiana."

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

FINAL: Michigan 64, Houston 63. Michigan wins on a 30-footer at the buzzer by Jordan Poole. Wolverines were 7-for-29 from 3 before that shot. They're off to the Sweet 16 to play the winner of UNC-Texas A&M.

John Gasaway @JohnGasaway

Kelvin Sampson and John Beilein are too cool for timeouts. (There are reviews every 20 seconds anyway.)

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Rob Gray has started to heat up and Houston's opened up a small lead on Michigan heading down the stretch. The Wolverines haven't found the range on their 3s yet, but past history with this team says that could change at any time. It's coming down to the wire in Wichita.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Zavier Simpson doing a terrific job on Rob Gray tonight. Per @ESPNStatsInfo, 12 of Gray's 16 shots have been contested. He's 2-for-12 on those. Wolverines also rotating well to collapse in the lane on his drives.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Massive call a couple possessions ago. Breaon Brady called for his fourth foul on a Moe Wagner flop — would have been Wagner's third foul.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Michigan and Houston are tied at 28 at the half in Wichita. Points have been at a premium, as the Wolverines have gone just 4-of-17 on their 3s, while the Cougars' leading scorer, Rob Gray, is 2-of-11 from the field. Even so, one of these teams is 20 minutes away from a trip to LA for the Sweet 16.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston and Michigan tied at 28 at halftime. Houston has missed its last nine shots from the field. Michigan has missed 12 of its last 14 shots from the field.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan looks a little out of sync offensively the last few possessions. Too much dribbling and a little more isolation offense than we're used to seeing. Houston really guards.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Rob Gray struggling from the floor in the first half, 2-for-9 so far. Has buried two 3-pointers and dished out two assists. Michigan with a slow start for the second game in a row, shots still not falling. Wolverines are 4-for-14 from behind the arc.

Team Stats

Points Per Game73.8170th
Rebounds Per Game33.5277th
Assists Per Game14.6103rd
Points Allowed63.18th

Tournament History

Final Fours7
Tournament Record54-26
Championship Seasons1989
Tournament Appearances27