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Top 5 Michigan March Madness Moments: Number 5

A couple “End of the Bench” guys drop highlights on the Aggies

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-West Regional-Texas A&M vs Michigan Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

In the lead-up to Saturday’s Final Four game against Loyola-Chicago, I’ll be running through what I believe are the five best moments from Michigan’s postseason run. This will include the B1G Tournament as well.

The list will contain a little bit of everything. We’ll have individual moments while others will be a small collection of plays, etc. Some will come from the bench, some off the court, some on, and you might see one or two from after the whistle. I want to keep it fresh. Without wasting any more time, let’s get to #5.


The Texas A&M Sweet Sixteen game was indubitably the most impressive victory of Michigan’s current 8-game, 8-win postseason run. The Wolverines set a tournament record for most individual players to hit a three in a game (8) and completely rocked the Aggies from start to finish.

While this game was a highlight factory in itself — MAAR and Matthews were fantastic — my favorite moments occurred near the end as the lesser-used subs came in and continued what the big guns started.

First, we start with Austin Davis, the sophomore forward/center. Davis is seldom-used but did give the Wolverines a couple, literally a couple, really tough, solid minutes against Purdue’s army of centers. Davis got out on the break and dropped this hammer.

If I’m being real, I shared Steven’s sentiment in that moment. I didn’t possibly think this detonation of Texas A&M’s soul could get any more disrespectful. How could this clowning get any worse?

How about an NBA caliber three-pointer from a former student manager right in one of the Aggie’s eyes?


This game was oodles of fun and the bench reactions to these shots really capture how close and connected this team is. They’re truly a special bunch, and good for Austin and CJ to get their own shining moments.