Exciting. Nerve-wracking. Unbelievable.
Michigan Basketball stunned everyone on Friday afternoon with a 72-69 victory over the top-seeded Indiana Hoosiers in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals. Kam Chatman hit from beyond the arc at the buzzer to give the Wolverines the win. (You can watch that here)
Zak Irvin and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman led the Wolverines with 17 and 15 points each, respectively. Abdur-Rahkman fouled out in the final seconds and was replaced by Chatman, the game's hero.
Derrick Walton scored only two points, but set a Big Ten Tournament record for assists in a game with 12, including a dish on the final play that led to the game winner.
The Hoosiers got 16 points from Troy Williams, along with 13 apiece for Thomas Bryant and OG Anonoby.
The last time these two teams met, the Hoosiers blew the doors open on the road at Crisler. Today, the Wolverines had an answer for everything that was thrown at them with their backs up against the wall.
Selection Sunday will still involve some drama for Michigan, but they should be in the tournament field after today's huge win.
John Beilein and company advance to the semifinals to take on the winner of Purdue and Illinois on Saturday afternoon.