Michigan pulls away late, beats Tulsa, 67-62, in First Four

After an entertaining game between Southern and Holy Cross in Game 1 of the second day of First Four game, the Michigan Wolverines and Tulsa Golden Hurricane ended the day with a barnburner of their own. The Wolverines pulled away late in the game to move on to the Round of 64.

The Golden Hurricane wasn’t expected to be in the position they were after having a pretty rough end to their regular season. However, they got in and nearly pulled out their first win in the Big Dance since 2003.

The Wolverines made it back to March Madness after falling short of the Tournament in 2015 and went on to win by a final of 67-62. In the game, they were led by Zak Irvin, who pulled down 16 points and eight rebounds, and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, who also added on 16 points.

Michigan posted a rare 6-25 stat line from behind the three-point line. They will have to improve that when they travel to Brooklyn to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Friday.

This game takes place at 9:40 p.m. EST on CBS.

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