Published: Mon, March 19, 2018
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Poole's 3 at the buzzer sends MI to Hollywood

Poole's 3 at the buzzer sends MI to Hollywood

Poole hit the shot to give MI the 64-63 win over Houston in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Wagner also stopped to speak with Houston's Devin Davis, who went 9-of-12 from the free throw line during the game, but missed three of his last four attempts, including his final two, to leave the door open for MI to escape with a 64-63 win. Abdur-Rakhman and Moritz Wagner led the Wolverines with 12 points apiece.

MI will face the victor of North Carolina-Texas A&M.

Considering that he was just a 68 percent free-throw shooter on the season, Houston's Devin Davis performed pretty well Saturday night.

Rob Gray finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Houston. But Davis missed both.

The ending was deserving of a game that saw 12 ties and 17 lead changes.


As for MI, the 3-seed now advances to their second Sweet 16 in as many seasons and the fourth in 11 seasons under John Beilein. A 67 percent free-throw shooter, Davis needed to convert one of the free throws to ensure that Houston (27-8) would not lose in a miracle shot, and two to put the game all but out of reach for MI to come back. That was a huge factor with just 3.6 seconds left to start.

A layup by Moritz Wagner put MI on top 61-60 with 1:44 to go.

Davis grabbed a defensive rebound and was fouled on the next possession.

Wolverines freshman forward Isaiah Livers stood on the baseline with just 3.6 seconds on the clock and the Cougars leading 63-61 at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.

Armoni Brooks answered with a 3-pointer, and Davis converted a three-point play after fouling Duncan Robinson out with 2:06 left, giving the Cougars a 60-59 lead.

Ohio State ended its season at 25-9.

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