Poole rose up above a closing Houston defender and drilled the deep three to give MI the stunning 64-63 win and a trip to the Sweet 16.
MI will play the victor of Texas A&M vs. UNC in the Sweet 16 and hope they can keep this magic going a little longer. Houston missed two free throws on the other end of the court to lead to Poole's game-winner.
MI called timeout after that sequence, setting up Poole's shot.
The Michigan men's basketball team looked dead in the water when Houston's Devin Davis went to the free throw line for two shots with a two-point lead and less than four seconds remaining. With 3.6 seconds left, MI inbounded the ball to Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, who found Poole, who drilled a 28-footer through contact.
Cheryl Wray covers sports for the Alabama Media Group. Muhammad-Ali Abdur Rahkman and Moritz Wagner had 12 points apiece, while Charles Matthews and Duncan Robinson each had 11. But with time ticking down, Burke got a ball screen and hit what must have been a 30-foot 3-pointer, tying the game and sending it into overtime.
After a missed free throw, MI got the rebound and brought the ball up the floor.
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Wagner continued to struggle after a poor NCAA Tournament opener, scoring just three points while dealing with foul trouble.
MI air-balled three 3-pointers in four possessions spanning the break.
MI is going to Los Angeles.
The third-seeded Michigan Wolverines needed a miracle to survive an upset bid from No. 6 seed Houston, and freshman Jordan Poole delivered.
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.
His night would have been a whole lot better if the game ended there. But the cracks showed when Davis went to the foul line with a chance to ice it.
After that, everyone played a bit softer, allowing shooters more room.