What an incredible weekend for college basketball fans. My NCAA Tournament bracket is destroyed, and I'd guess yours is, too.
Fortunately, one dramatic late finish saved me from crossing off one of my Final Four teams, as Michigan rallied past Houston, 64-63. The Wolverines were down, 63-61, and fouled the Cougars with 4 seconds remaining. Houston's Devin Davis missed both free throws, though, and then...well, just watch.
THERE'S NO WAY THAT JUST HAPPENED.— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 18, 2018
Michigan beats Houston with a walk-off triple!!!pic.twitter.com/LR3ZmxPNW6
The man who hit that iconic 3-pointer was a freshman: Jordan Poole, a 6-foot-4 guard who hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His name looks strikingly similar to that of Get Out director Jordan Peele, and a number of Twitter users have mixed up the two. Peele acknowledged as much with a hilarious tweet Sunday night.
@JordanPeele JP's are doing it!! My brother Jon Philip is the truth. U are too!! Now, Jordan Poole w that final shot!👊🏾— Nicole Jones-Tanner (@nikkitanner825) March 18, 2018
Well done Jordan. Very impressive. Wishing you a lifetime of that kind of confidence when the results are that good and when they are not. Awesome shot.— Andrew Tarsy (@AndyTarsy) March 18, 2018
I wanna thank everyone for the congratulatory messages. When you practice your jump shot as much as I have, you just hope one day it’ll pay off. 🏀— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) March 18, 2018
Jordan Poole—who's averaging 6.2 points and 1.4 assists per game for John Beilein's Wolverines—was nice enough to give Jordan Peele his props for winning an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Michigan is the highest seed remaining in the West bracket, as both Xavier and North Carolina suffered shocking Ls on Sunday. The Wolverines will take on a talented and tough Texas A&M team in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night. The winner will advance to the Elite 8, where the winner of the Florida State and Gonzaga match will be waiting.