Delgado finished with 24 points and 23 rebounds in a virtuoso effort for the No. 8 seed Pirates (22-11), who snapped a four-game NCAA Tournament skid in the opening round. That strong defense creates offensive opportunities for their offense, which shoots better than 54 percent from inside the three-point line this season.
"After the shot went in, I didn't know it went in", Poole said.
"In situations like that, you just kinda gotta be ready", Poole said in the post-game interview. But despite playing from behind for most of the second half, U-M will advance to its second straight Sweet 16 and fourth under John Beilein.
Michigan's next game is Thursday against Texas A&M.
Never has a single photo captured both sides of the NCAA Tournament coin so well. They blanketed Houston's star on the perimeter, cut off lanes to the basket and held him to just eight points on 2-for-11 shooting in the first half. "But credit Houston. They made us make some of those plays".
So brutal. More so given it looked like Houston was going to survive the refs giving MI like every call in the second half. "We're about to lose, and I'm thinking like that". By the end of the game, a dejected Wolverines bench thought that would be the culprit of its dying season.
The game included 17 lead changes and was tied 28-28 at halftime.
Teske was again fouled on a post-up and went back to the line for another one-and-one, and he was pure, tying the game at 53 apiece. Both teams missed 3-point attempts on their next possessions before Devin Davis made two free throws with 44.1 seconds left to give Houston a 62-61 advantage. "Michigan made a great play, but I didn't think the best team won that game (Saturday) night".
With 5:47 left to play, Charles Matthews connected on a 3-pointer.
Beilein said Poole routinely makes buzzer-beating shots in practice, including just in the past week.
"Actually, before I went out there, I'm dreaming, like, 'What if I hit this shot, in a situation like this?' " he said.