Publicado: Lun, Marcha 19, 2018
Deportes | Por Godofredo Marrero

National Basketball Association stars react to Michigan's win against Houston

National Basketball Association stars react to Michigan's win against Houston

Poole took one look at the rim before throwing up a deep prayer. And thanks to the legendary shot by Jordan Poole, the Wolverines are back in the Sweet 16. Houston may have broken the hearts of money-line bettors, but it did cover the spread as a 3-point underdog, and the game went under the total of 134. "I kinda didn't know it went in". I was always thinking if I hit a shot like that, I didn't want to get tackled. "I was trying not to go into that dark place, and it was hard". But I gave up. "I have a lot of respect for the way they played".

That came when Devin Davis had a chance to seal the win, and the Cougars' gritty forward missed a pair of foul shots with 3.6 seconds left.

"Jordan does that all the time in practice, he makes buzzer shots all the time", MI coach John Beilein said.

The third-seeded Michigan Wolverines needed a miracle to survive an upset bid from No. 6 seed Houston, and freshman Jordan Poole delivered. Abdur-Rakhman and Moritz Wagner led the Wolverines with 12 points apiece. The Cougars were left stunned just two nights after Rob Gray's game-winning layup with 1.1 seconds left beat No. 11 seed San Diego State in the first round.

After the teams hit the locker room at halftime with the score tied at 28, Houston scored the first four points of the second half.

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Houston shot with 31.3 percent accuracy while MI had 30 percent accuracy from the field as the teams went to the half tied at 28 points.

MI will play the victor of Sunday's North Carolina vs. Texas A&M game in Los Angeles on Thursday.

"Credit Houston", Michigan coach John Beilein said after the game.

He added: "Defensively they were really good".

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