WICHITA, Kansas (97.1 The Ticket) – The Michigan men’s basketball team looked dead in the water when Houston’s Devin Davis went to the free throw line for two shots with a two-point lead and less than four seconds remaining.
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Davis missed both free throws and Moritz Wagner quickly called timeout after corralling the rebound.
Michigan’s Jordan Poole hit a three-pointer as time expired to sink the Cougars (27-8) and send the Wolverines (30-7) to their second straight Sweet 16 with a 64-63 win.
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Poole finished with eight points. Muhammad-Ali Abdur Rahkman and Moritz Wagner had 12 points apiece, while Charles Matthews and Duncan Robinson each had 11.
Rob Gray led the Cougars with 23 points and went 4-for-4 from three-point range.
The Wolverines will head to the West Regional semifinals in Los Angeles next weekend, where they will face the winner of Sunday’s game between North Carolina and Texas A&M.MORE NEWS: Michigan Matters: Impacting Health & Well-Being Across Metro Region