Final: Michigan 87, Kansas 85 in overtime
- Mar. 29, 2013
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Trey Burke scored two deep 3-pointers late in regulation, and Michigan overcame a five-point deficit with 1:15 left in regulation to send the game into overtime tied at 76.
In overtime, Michigan had an 87-82 lead with 52 seconds left, but senior point guard Elijah johnson hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 87-85. After Kansas forced Michigan into a shot clock violation with 9.4 seconds remaining, Kansas had one last chance. Johnson had an open path to the basket and drove the lane. But instead of going for the layup he kicked the ball out to sophomore guard Naadir Tharpe. His desperation 3-pointer clanged off the backboard, off the rim, and fatally fell to the floor, giving Michigan an 87-85 victory.
Kansas is eliminated in the Sweet 16. Michigan moves on to the Elite Eight.
Freshman guard Ben McLemore scored 20 points, but none after picking up his fourth foul in the second half. Freshman forward Mitch McGary paced Michigan with 25 points. After being held scoreless in the first half, Michigan point guard Trey Burke scored 23 points in the second half and overtime.