Hunter Dickinson on game-tying 3-pointer: 'Of course I knew it was going in'
Hunter Dickinson hit a game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation to send Michigan-Wisconsin into overtime on Sunday afternoon.
Dickinson, who has been efficient from 3-point range this year, told reporters after the game that he had no doubts when the ball left his hand.
“Of course I knew it was going in,” Dickinson said with a smile. “I practice that shot all the time.”
I asked Hunter Dickinson if he knew his shot was going in.
“Of course I knew it was going in. I practice that shot all the time.” pic.twitter.com/MJJwjJJDSe
— Clayton Sayfie (@CSayf23) February 26, 2023
Michigan ultimately won the game in overtime — a result that may have saved the Wolverines’ season. Michigan entered this contest firmly on the NCAA Tournament bubble.
Dickinson ended the game with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Here’s a replay of his 3-pointer to send the game to OT:
HUNTER DICKINSON FORCES OT FOR MICHIGAN!!! pic.twitter.com/EcbjBJwAR0
— Aram Cannuscio (@AC__Hoops) February 26, 2023
Excluding the COVID-impacted 2020 season, Michigan hasn’t missed the NCAA Tournament since 2015.
The Wolverines still have opportunities to improve their résumé. They have regular season games remaining at Illinois and Indiana, as well as the Big Ten Tournament.
Michigan plays at Illinois on Thursday.