After a timeout, MI inbounded the ball to Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, who dribbled past half court and dished to Poole, who hit his contested 3-pointer from about 25 feet.
Needless to say, the shot Poole's been preparing all his life to take dropped as MI downed Houston 64-63 and advanced to its 15th Sweet 16 in school history. If he had, MI would have needed a four-point play in the next possession to win a game.
Jordan Poole pulled off a miracle 3-pointer Saturday night to send the Michigan Wolverines past Houston and onto the Sweet Sixteen. The Wolverines won despite 35.6 percent shooting from the floor, including just 8 of 30 from 3-point range.
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Houston missed two free throws just moments earlier that could have sealed the game or at least guaranteed overtime.
MI trailed 63-61 with four seconds to play after Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rakhman failed to convert a layup.
The Wolverines move on to face the victor of North Carolina and Texas A&M in the Sweet 16 in Los Angeles. North Carolina in the Sweet 16. Wagner, who again dealt with foul trouble for a second straight game in the tournament, finished with 12 points, which amazingly tied for a team-high with the aforementioned Abdur-Rahkman. But Houston's Devin Davis missed two ensuing free throws, giving the ball back to the Wolverines.