Friday, March 28, 2014

Elite Win

March 28, 2014
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Site: Indianapolis, Ind. (Lucas Oil Stadium)
Event: NCAA Tournament (Sweet Sixteen)
Score: #7 Michigan 73, Tennessee 71
Records: U-M (28-8), TENN (24-13)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, March 30 -- vs. Kentucky - NCAA Elite Eight (Indianapolis, Ind.), 5:05 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The No. 2-seeded University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 7 AP, No. 8 ESPN/USA Today) survived a last-minute comeback attempt from No. 11 seed Tennessee and held on for a 73-71 victory on Friday night (March 28) inside Lucas Oil Stadium to advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
The Wolverines led by as many as 15 points in the second half, and graduate student Jordan Morgan (Detroit, Mich./University of Detroit Jesuit) drew an offensive foul with six seconds left when the Volunteers had a chance to take the lead with the score at 72-71.
Michigan had four double-digit scorers, led by Morgan with 15 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario/St. Mark's School [Mass.]) finished with 14 points, and his classmate Glenn Robinson III (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) had 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Fellow sophomore Caris LeVert (Pickerington, Ohio/Central) ended with 10 points and five assists in the nail-biter win.