Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Health Care | By Jeffery Armstrong

Wow! Michigan stuns Louisville 73-69, headed to Sweet 16

Wow! Michigan stuns Louisville 73-69, headed to Sweet 16

Seventh-seeded MI and second-seeded Louisville have tipped off Sunday's second-round games in Indianapolis.

Walton had an off day for MI until late in the second half, shooting 3-of-13 with 10 points.

MI big man Moritz Wagner's career-high 26 points led all scorers on the day.

Louisville leads the all-time series 3-0, with one win in Louisville, one in Ann Arbor and most recently in the 2013 championship game in Atlanta. He's about as hot as anyone right now, scoring over 20 points in three straight while averaging 9 assists per game in that span as well.

And in their NCAA Tournament opener against Oklahoma State, the seventh-seeded Wolverines drained 16 of 29 three-pointers en route to their 92-91 victory.

To put it into perspective, Louisville had 14 points in the paint with under 10 minutes left while MI had 16 total points. MI has been playing confident basketball and know they can compete with any team in the nation when shots are falling.

MI began seriously cutting into the deficit with 15 minutes to go and first tied things up at the nine-minute mark.

Donovan Mitchell led the Cardinals with 19 points and Deng Adel added 16. Levitch understands he must always be ready to play regardless of the fact he got a single minute in Friday's win over Jacksonville State and only six in the ACC Tournament loss to Duke. They got their biggest lead on their first possession after the break when Mathiang completed a 3-point play for a 12-6 advantage.

No. 2 seed Louisville (25-8) advanced Friday with a 78-63 first-round victory against Jacksonville State, while No. 7 seed MI (25-11) got 26 points, 11 assists and five rebounds from red-hot point guard Derrick Walton a 92-91 victory against Oklahoma State.

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Johnson laughed about the story on Saturday, insisting that, more than three years later, it didn't matter.

John Beilein will be looking for a measure of revenge against Rick Pitino, whose Cardinals took down the Trey Burke-led Wolverines four years ago in Atlanta on the sport's biggest stage.

The Wolverines will play the victor of No. 3 OR vs. Not to be forgotten, Derrick Walton Jr. also had a big-time hoop with around 30 seconds left.

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