Michigan’s run continues with first round win over Oklahoma State



Michigan made a statement today. The Big Ten Tournament was no fluke.

Led once again by Derrick Walton Jr. the Wolverines managed to go toe-to-toe with Oklahoma State – one of the best offenses in the country – and came out on top with a 92-91 victory.

Walton, whose essentially put Michigan on his back led all scorers with 26 points on seven of 13 shooting including a remarkable six buckets from downtown on nine attempts.

But it wasn’t just Walton hitting from beyond the arc.

If the Wolverines were going to match the Cowboys’ offensive output they had to hit their three’s and they did.

As a team Michigan was 16/29 out doing their Big XII opponents percentage wise 55 percent to 44 percent for Oklahoma State (7/16). Aside from Walton, Zak Irvin nailed four three-point attempts good for 16 points in the win.

Next up for Michigan is the number-two ranked Louisville Cardinals which will be a rematch of the 2013 NCAA Championship Game in which Rick Pitino‘s squad came up victorious. The Wolverines will also get an opportunity to test their three-point proficiency from today’s game against a Louisville team that currently sits No. 12 in the nation in opponent shooting percentage at 39.6 percent. For comparison’s sake Oklahoma State was 291st at 46.7 percent.

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Adam Hernandez is the founder of The Majors Sports Network and EMPIRE Media LLC.

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