This is why we call it March Madness because anything can happen! The #1seed Kansas has fallen as Michigan knocks them out of the running in overtime. Michigan made an incredible come back in the 2nd half against Kansas coming down to the final seconds. With 2:52 left, Withey had slammed home an emphatic dunk that pushed the Jahawks’ lead to 72-62. Michigan would then go on an 11-4 run, a stretch that included two turnovers by KU senior guard Elijah Johnson, and a missed free throw from Johnson that would have increased the lead back to four with 14 seconds left. In the next moments, Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke found himself open but standing 8 feet from the basket. Burke buried a game tying three pointer with four seconds left.
“He just shot it before anybody could get to him,” Johnson would say. “He shot it from deep.” That saved the game for Michigan helping them get the Win against Kansas.
Kansas had the last shot with 9.4 seconds left. They had the chance to tie the game to send it into double OT but Johnson flung the ball out to Tharpe on the wing. But his last second chance bounced off the glass and rim and fell to the floor. The big question was “Why didn’t Johnson just lay up the two points?” A question that will haunt theKansas team for a while. Well a big congratulations to Michigan as they move on to the Elite 8!