An abnormal night for a Michigan team ranked No. 4 in the NCAA with a 78.9 percent conversion rate from the free-throw line set the stage for a crushing 83-78 overtime loss to Minnesota on Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena.
Playing in a hostile environment like Assembly Hall and going cold from the floor would doom the Wolverines earlier in the season, but this time Michigan’s post men made a big impact to claim a victory.
With just seven games remaining in the Big Ten season to add to their résumé and the team squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble, the Wolverines had their backs up against the wall in Bloomington. But they proved up to the task, beating the Hoosiers, 75-63.