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Michigan Moment of the Day: Rumeal Robinson free throws lead to 1989 national title

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The Wolverines were led by a record-setting run by Glen Rice.

The Michigan Wolverines charged through the 1989 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament en route to the school’s only national title win in the sport, led by the efforts of All-American Glen Rice. Rice would score an NCAA-record 184 points in the tournament, which is a record that is still held by him to this day.

That said, just because Rice was on fire did not mean that the Wolverines had it easy in their quest for a national championship. Down three points at 79-76 against Seton Hall, Terry Mills hit an 11-foot jumper to cut the deficit to one. Rumeal Robinson would head to the free throw line with three seconds left in the game and hit both of his attempts, giving the Wolverines a one-point lead. Seton Hall’s final shot would come up short and the Wolverines would be champions.

Rice would lead the Wolverines on this day with 34 points and 11 rebounds. The Wolverines have since been back to the national title game twice, but came up short in both 2013 and 2018 under John Beilein.