Michigan basketball sets memorable new low in Sweet 16 misfortune to Texas Tech
Michigan was squashed, 63-44, by Texas Tech on Thursday night in the Sweet 16, on account of a hostile stop that evoked more memories of the four cornerNs offense than to a group that began the season 17-0.
Furthermore, these historically woeful numbers entirety up the misfortune:
The 19-point margin of defeat on Thursday was Michigan’s most noticeably awful in the NCAA tournament since 1992, when the Wolverines fell to Duke, 71-51, in the national title amusement.
Michigan’s 44 points were its least in NCAA tournament history. The past record was 45, scored in 1948 against Holy Cross (before the 3-point line existed).
The headline sums it up. Michigan had battled on offense on occasion this season, yet was tied for 238th nationally at 70.5 points per amusement. Notwithstanding being the least points by a 2-seed in NCAA history, as indicated by the CBS broadcast, Thursday’s yield was the Wolverines’ least points in any diversion since a 45-42 misfortune to Eastern Michigan on Dec. 9, 2014.
Walk-on C.J. Baird, a previous group manager, kept U-M from going 0-fer from 3-point extend by hitting one in the last moment. The Wolverines completed 1-for-19 from profound and shot 32.7 percent in general.