Michigan headed to Sweet 16 with win over Louisville
Written by Matt Pargoff   

 

The Wolverines are headed to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Trailing for 30 straight minutes, and playing from behind by as many as nine points, Michigan surged in the second half on Sunday afternoon, battling back to defeat Louisville 73-69.

Moritz Wagner stole the show for the Wolverines on the offensive end, putting up a career best 26 points. D.J. Wilson also had a strong showing with 17 points, including four made free throws in the closing seconds to lock up the victory.

Michigan’s seniors also made an impact with Derrick Walton Jr. scoring 10 and Zak Irvin adding 11.

The Wolverines have now won seven straight games, coming out on top in 12 of their last 14 outings. By advancing, Michigan is headed to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2014, when they defeated Tennessee before falling to Kentucky in the Elite 8.

Playing in Kansas City, the Wolverines will face 3-seed Oregon on Thursday at 7:09 p.m. eastern with television coverage provided by CBS. The Ducks advanced by defeating Rhode Island on Sunday, coming back from a double-digit deficit in the second half to claim a 75-72 victory.


 

 
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