Michigan Topples Tennessee for Spot in Elite Eight
Michigan Topples Tennessee for Spot in Elite Eight

Fitzgerald Cecilio

Indianapolis, IN

Jordan Morgan had 15 points and seven boards as the Michigan Wolverines outlasted the Tennessee Volunteers, 73-71 Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium for a second straight trip to a regional final.

Michigan led by as much as 13 in the first half and had a 45-34 advantage at halftime.

Spike Albrecht's layup gave Michigan its biggest lead at 60-45 with 10:55 to go.

Tennessee answered with a 9-2 blast as Armani Moore scored four pointsto cut the deficit to 62-56 with 6:45 left

Nik Stauskas had five points and Derrick Walton Jr. hit a 3-pointer as Michigan outscored Tennessee, 8-4, to push its lead to 70-60 with 3:40 to go.

But Jordan McRae scored seven in an 11-2 run as Tennessee closed in at 72-71 with 13 seconds left.

With just six seconds left, Tennessee's Jordan Morgan drew a foul against Jarnell Stokes to regain possession and earn a win for Michigan.

Stauskas made a free throw for the final score.



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