Michigan stays alive with dramatic buzzer-beater

  • Michigan stayed alive in the NCAA Tournament when freshman Jordan Poole hit a long-range three-pointer at the buzzer to beat Houston.
  • Houston missed two free throws just moments earlier that could have sealed the game or at least guaranteed overtime.
  • Michigan went the length of the court in less than four seconds for the winning shot.


Michigan has advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament with a dramatic three-pointer at the buzzer-beater by freshman Jordan Poole to beat Houston.

Houston had a shot to seal the win or at least guarantee overtime after Michigan missed a game-tying shot and fouled on the rebound with 3.6 seconds to go. But Houston missed both free throws, setting up the dramatic game-winning shot.

Here is the replay from different angles.

All that was left was the joy of victory and the agony of defeat.

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Mar 17, 2018; Wichita, KS, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Jordan Poole (2) celebrates with teammates after making the game winning three-point shot to defeat the Houston Cougars in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at INTRUST Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Ross-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2018; Wichita, KS, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Jordan Poole (2) celebrates with his teammates including Moritz Wagner (13) after making the game-winning three point shot to defeat the Houston Cougars in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at INTRUST Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2018; Wichita, KS, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Jordan Poole (2) celebrates with his teammates including Moritz Wagner (13) after making the game-winning three point shot to defeat the Houston Cougars in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at INTRUST Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2018; Wichita, KS, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Jordan Poole (2) celebrates with his teammates after making the game-winning three point shot to defeat the Houston Cougars in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at INTRUST Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2018; Wichita, KS, USA; Houston Cougars guard Wes VanBeck (12) and forward Devin Davis (15) react after losing to the Michigan Wolverines in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at INTRUST Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Ross-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2018; Wichita, KS, USA; Houston Cougars guard Armoni Brooks (3) celebrates in the second half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament against the Michigan Wolverines at INTRUST Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2018; Wichita, KS, USA; Houston Cougars guard Corey Davis Jr. (5) celebrates in the second half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament against the Michigan Wolverines at INTRUST Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2018; Wichita, KS, USA; Houston Cougars forward Devin Davis (15) grabs a rebound against Michigan Wolverines guard Charles Matthews (1) in the second half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at INTRUST Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Ross-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2018; Wichita, KS, USA; Houston Cougars forward Devin Davis (15) battles for a rebound with Michigan Wolverines forward Isaiah Livers (4) and forward Moritz Wagner (13) in the second half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at INTRUST Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Ross-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2018; Wichita, KS, USA; Michigan Wolverines forward Moritz Wagner (13) drives against Houston Cougars forward Breaon Brady (24) in the second half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at INTRUST Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2018; Wichita, KS, USA; Houston Cougars guard Galen Robinson Jr. (25) controls the ball against Michigan Wolverines guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (12) in the second half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at INTRUST Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Ross-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2018; Wichita, KS, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Duncan Robinson (22) chases a loose ball with Houston Cougars guard Galen Robinson Jr. (25) in the first half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at INTRUST Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Ross-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2018; Wichita, KS, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (12) shoots against Houston Cougars forward Devin Davis (15) in the first half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at INTRUST Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
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