Men's Basketball vs. Texas December 6, 2016

With just sixteen seconds left to play and trailing by one, sophomore Moritz Wagner took a second-chance basket to the rim and dealt the final blow to Texas. After a full-fledged battle, featuring three ties and nine lead changes, the University of Michigan men's basketball team defeated the Longhorns, 53-50, on Tuesday (Dec. 6) inside Crisler Center.

With under a minute to play and trailing the Longhorns by two, Wagner sunk a pivotal shot at the charity stripe and on the next play, after Texas failed to capitalize on its possession, Wagner used a second-chance basket to give the Wolverines the 51-50 lead with 16 seconds to play.

Michigan had three top performers across the board. Moe Wagner lead Michigan in scoring for the second game in a row with 15 points, while tacking on five rebounds and two assists. D.J. Wilson had 13 points and a team-high six boards. Duncan Robinson added twelve points and four rebounds.

Michigan used a 9-0 run to get a jump on the Longhorns in the middle of the first half, taking a 21-11 lead with 9:53 left to play, but a 6-0 run from Texas brought the score to a close, 26-22. The Wolverines held the edge at the half, 31-28.

With just 3:40 left to play and the Wolverines trailing 48-45 to Texas, senior Zak Irvin hit his 200th career triple to tie the score. Irvin is one of seven Wolverines to record over 200 treys at Michigan.

The Wolverines return to road action after a four-game home stand at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif. Tip off is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT against the No. 2 Bruins.


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