NCAA Tournament roundup: Day 2

NCAA Tournament roundup: Day 2

The Wolverines were 44 nationally in 3-point shooting percentage before tipoff, hitting 38.1 percent, and they got prolific production from beyond the arc from Derrick Walton (6-for-9), Zak Irvin (4-for-6), Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (3-for-6) and Duncan Robinson (2-for-4). After an up-and-down season they finished the season tied for 5th in a mediocre year for the Big Ten.

MI sealed it at the free-throw line.

MI is led by senior point guard Derrick Walton Jr. who averaged 20.5 points and 6.3 assists per game during the Big 10 tournament and was named most outstanding player of the tournament.

It's rather unbelievable that a team which connected on 16 of 29 shots from 3-point range was in a close game. The Wolverines have a balanced offensive attack where nearly everyone in the rotation is threat from behind the arc.

Now, Michigan knows how to roll with the punches - and it was fully on display against the Cowboys Friday afternoon.

Oklahoma State shot 54.7 percent from the field and grabbed 16 offensive rebounds, allowing it to counter punch just about every time MI made a run. "They scored I think with six seconds left in that penalty, and then scored a late goal, last-minute goal in the first period, and we just couldn't answer the bell". His final field goal of the game appeared to seal the victory for MI, as he rolled in a 17-foot jumper that gave MI a 86-79 lead with 52.6 seconds remaining.

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On the other hand, Oklahoma State averaged 22.2 fouls per game - the 11th most in college basketball. It sure played like an eight-nine seed game and it could have been.

They held on to win 92-91. Part of the reason for that is the difference in pace we already discussed, but it's more than that too.

This is Michigan's 27th NCAA tournament and Head Coach John Beilein's 12th trip to the big dance.

Oklahoma State went 20-12 this season, good for fifth in the Big 12. No. 9 Michigan State (19-14) plays the University of Miami (21-11), the Midwest Region's No. 8 seed, at 9:20 p.m., also in Indianapolis. Today's game has plenty to discuss. MI and Oklahoma State combined to take 110 shots, 45 of them from the 3-point line, and score 183 points with 36 assists, making only 14 turnovers. MI big man D.J. Wilson iced the game for MI by hitting both of his free throws with 3 seconds remaining. Forte, OSU's all-time 3-point shooter, finished while 12 points, while Hammonds scored 10 points with seven rebounds. A stellar season for the sophomore from Dallas. In 2013, Beilein's MI team had a 35-23 first-half lead, but lost 82-76 in the national championship game. Though the Cowboys have dropped their last three games, they will pose a significant challenge to the maize and blue. Cornell's Gabe Dean is 30-0 and looking for his third national title, while Iowa's Thomas Gilman (125 pounds) will look to cap a flawless season and avenge a loss in the finals a year ago.

Miami Hurricanes enter their ninth NCAA Tournament appearance overall. Last season, at Stephen F. Austin, Underwood knocked off West Virginia 70-56 in the first round. I got news for Oklahoma State fans, another year with Jawun Evans, with these players and with this coaching staff, will blow away anything even imagined when Smart declared. If he would have missed, MI bettors would have won.

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