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Michigan wins first round shootout with Oklahoma State, advances to Sunday

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The Wolverines used blistering hot shooting to advance to Sunday’s game with a trip to the Sweet Sixteen on the line.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Michigan vs Oklahoma State Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Basketball is on some sort of tear right now, and it carried into the NCAA Tournament.

The Wolverines pulled out a 92-91 victory over Oklahoma State in the 7-vs-10 showdown in Indianapolis on Friday and have advanced to the second round.

Derrick Walton Jr. led Michigan with 26 points, 11 assists and five rebounds and helped lead the team to a blistering shooting day from beyond the arc in the second half.

D.J. Wilson chipped in with 19 points of his own.

It started out slow between two of the highest-scoring teams in college basketball. The game was tied 3-3 at the under-16 timeout, but both teams found their stroke and Michigan went into the locker room up 41-40 at halftime.

A combined 102 points between the two teams in the second half got the final score to where it was.

The Wolverines hit 11 of 15 three point attempts in the second half and tied a program record for threes in an NCAA Tournament game with 16 overall.

Michigan is now 6-1 under John Beilein in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament and they await the winner of No. 2 seed Louisville vs. No. 15 seed Jacksonville State later this afternoon.