Seton Hall stuns No. 4 Michigan 67-65, making FTs key late

Seton Hall stuns No. 4 Michigan 67-65, making FTs key late

Ann Arbor, I. Jared Rhoden scored 16 points to help Seton Hall beat Michigan No. 4 67-65 on Tuesday night.

Wolverines (2-1) had a chance to extend the game with 0.8 seconds left, but Terrance Williams missed his first two free throws.

Unlike the 1989 National Championship game in which Rommel Robinson made free throws to take Michigan’s win over Seton Hall, the Corn and Blue did not follow suit.

Pirates (3-0) trailed by 11 points early in the second half, took the lead in the game with 1:15 remaining for the first time since the late first half.

Bryce Aiken made two free throws 32 seconds left to give Seton Hall the 65-64 lead that he maintained after Michigan’s Eli Brooks missed a short shot in possession.

Mile Cal then made the second from two free throws, giving the visitors a two-point lead that proved the difference.

Aiken, who was 4 of 6 on the streak, and Trey Jackson each had 13 Buccaneers points.


Hunter Dickinson of Michigan scored 18 points and had nine rebounds, Eli Brooks scored 17 points and Devante Jones added 11 points and 12 rebounds.

The Big Picture

Seton Hall: After defeating Fairley Dickinson and Yale, a team of five graduating roster players showed they had the experience and talent to beat even one of the best teams in the country.

Michigan: The team that had been speaking publicly about winning the National Championship felt humiliated, losing a home game after taking a double-digit lead after appearing to slip away early in the second half.

new deal

Two hours before the game, Michigan announced that coach Joan Howard had agreed to extend his contract for five years through the 2025-26 season.

The repercussions of the opinion poll

Michigan will slip from its top rankings and the Pirates will likely win a place next week on the AP Top 25 list.


the following

Seton Hall will face No. 19 Ohio State at Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off Monday night. Two days later, the 24th winner in Florida or California will play for the title.

Michigan plays UNLV Friday night in Las Vegas as part of the Romanian main event, which Coaches vs. Cancer, and the winner will face Arizona or Wichita State on Sunday night for the championship.


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