Poole's 3 at the buzzer sends MI to Hollywood


Needless to say, the shot Poole's been preparing all his life to take dropped as MI downed Houston 64-63 and advanced to its 15th Sweet 16 in school history. The Wolverines and Cougars played a tightly-contested affair for 40 minutes, which ultimately led to the team with the last possession earning a chance to win.

MI defeated Houston 64-63 on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on a heave by Jordan Poole at the buzzer.

Down 63-61 with less than four seconds remaining, MI is inbounding from underneath their own hoop and... well, this happened. The Wolverines won despite 35.6 percent shooting from the floor, including just 8 of 30 from 3-point range.

With Michigan down by two points and coming out of a time out with 3.6 seconds left, Isaiah Livers threw a pass to Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman at half court. With just four seconds remaining, Houston went to the line up 63-61, but Devin Davis missed both free throws. Neither team had a lead bigger than six points, and each side had that advantage. MI called timeout to set up a final play, and Muhammad-Ali Abdur Rahkman found Poole on the wing for the winning shot.

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The game featured 17 lead changes and 12 ties, including 28-28 at halftime.

MI will play the victor of Sunday's game between Texas A&M and North Carolina.

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.