The string of upsets this weekend continued Sunday, as the No. 7 seed Michigan Wolverines rallied from an eight-point first half deficit to upset No. 2 seed Louisville Cardinals. Michigan withstood a Louisville comeback effort to advance to the Sweet 16 with a 73-69 win.
The Cardinals were up by nine minutes four minutes into the second half, but things got out of hand after that. Michigan took a six-point lead with under 1:20 to play and held on for the win despite a furious Cardinals comeback effort. D.J. Wilson hit four clutch free throws in the final 20 seconds to secure the win. He also had the game-clinching block on the Cardinals' last shot, which you can watch below.
Michigan won the game with only six players scoring. They shot 49.1 percent from the field and hit 6 of 17 3-pointers. Louisville hit 45.9 percent of its shots, but was only 5 of 30 from 3.
Moritz Wagner led the way for Michigan, setting a career-high with 26 points. Wilson had only two rebounds for Michigan, but did drop 17 points. Derrick Walton Jr. was held scoreless in the first half, but finished with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Only six players scored, but Zak Irvin had 11 to give four Wolverines double-figures.
Three Louisville players had at least 13 points. Donovan Mitchell led the way with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Mangok Mathiang had 13 and Deng Adel 16. Quentin Snider was shut down, with three assists and zero points.
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