ARLINGTON, TX – Despite trailing almost the entire game, Michigan hung around enough to take number-one seeded Kansas to overtime where they defeated the Jayhawks 87-85 in Cowboys Stadium Friday night. The Wolverines trailed by 10 with about three minutes remaining, but some late defensive stops and a deep three from Trey Burke with five seconds left tied it up to send it to the extra period. Michigan continued with their momentum there, but it wasn’t until Naadir Tharpe missed an off-balance three at the buzzer that the Wolverines advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1995.
Burke finished up with 23 points, all scored after halftime, though freshman Mitch McGary led Michigan with 25 on the night. Ben Mclemore, another freshman, led the Jayhawks in scoring in the loss, with Travis Releford chipping in 16.
Brad Sham and Fran Fraschilla called the action on Westwood One Sports.
(Travis Releford gives Kansas 20-11 lead early)
(Trey Burke three pulls Michigan within three)
(Ben McLemore three for 61-50 Kansas lead)
(Jeff Withey dunk to make it 72-62)
(Mitch McGary layup pulls Michigan within six)
(Glenn Robinson hustles and gets the reverse to cut KU lead to three )
(Trey Burke hits deep three to tie)
(Another Burke three gives Michigan lead in overtime)
(Withey block gives Kansas one last possession down two)
(Final call as Kansas misses at the buzzer and Michgan moves on)
(Postgame interview with Michigan’s Mitch McGary)
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