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Michigan Beats Kansas In Sweet OT Thriller

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Trey Burke scored all 23 of his points after halftime, including a long, tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation, and Michigan rallied to beat Kansas 87-85 in the South Regional semifinals Friday night.

 

The fourth-seeded Wolverines wiped out a 10-point Kansas lead in the last 3 minutes of regulation. Kansas missed a free throw that would have put them up by 4 with about 30 seconds left. Burke hit a three to send it into overtime.

Burke continued his hot streak, giving them their first lead since early in the game with another long 3 to open Michigan's scoring in overtime. 

Down two with the ball for the last time, Kansas kicked out what looked like a possible lay up. The three point shot clanked off the front of the rim to end the game.

Michigan (29-7) reached the regional finals for the first time since the Fab Five era 19 years ago, the last time they were in the round of 16.

 

Ben McLemore had 20 points to lead the Jayhawks (31-6), who looked to be on their way to a third straight regional final before Michigan's improbable rally.

Maureen LaForge is in Ann Arbor getting fan reaction and will have more tonight.

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