Michigan knocked out of tournament

Ohio 65, Michigan 60
Trey Burke yells as Ohio's Walter Offutt cradles the ball after Offutt drew a foul on the Michigan star during the Bobcats' upset of the fourth-seeded Wolverines.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Walter Offutt grabbed a loose ball, was fouled by Evan Smotrycz and sank both of his free throws with 6.8 seconds left to preserve Ohio’s 65-60 upset of Michigan on Friday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Regional.


The 13th-seeded Bobcats (28-7) had the Wolverines on their heels throughout the game, but Michigan’s Trey Burke hit a 3 with 4:12 left to cut it to 63-60. But the Wolverines missed their final five shots, four by Burke.

Fourth-seeded Michigan (24-10) got the rebound on Burke’s third miss, a 3-point shot with 22 seconds left, but Smotrycz lost control of the ball, and Offutt grabbed it.



Bernard James scored 19 points and Florida State (25-9) barely avoided a big upset, rallying to beat Saint Bonaventure.

Andrew Nicholson scored 20 points and Demetrius Conger had 14 for No. 14 seed St. Bonaventure (20-12).


Yancy Gates had 15 points and 10 rebounds as Cincinnati withstood a late rally by Texas to win in the second round.

The sixth-seeded Bearcats (25-10) jumped out to a 16-2 lead while Texas opened the game 1 of 14 and hit 16 percent for the entire first half.

J’Covan Brown led No. 11 seed Texas (20-14) with 19 points, and Clint Chapman had 10 points and 14 rebounds.


Victor Rudd Jr. and Anthony Collins each scored 17 points, and South Florida (22-13) shook off a frigid first 20 minutes, upsetting fifth-seeded Temple (24-8) in the Midwest Regional.



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