Without point guard DeVante Jones, Michigan came out disorganized, but the Wolverines eventually came together to only trail at halftime by 7 points against Colorado State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Then halftime adjustments from Juwan Howard proved especially effective and the Wolverines rolled in the second half.

The No. 11-seeded Wolverines, which trailed by 13 points in the first half, bounced back late to knock off No. 6 Colorado State 75-63 on Thursday. Hunter Dickinson led 4 Michigan players in double figures with 21 points.

The Wolverines had 9 turnovers in the first half, but shot 47 percent, and had more rebounds than Colorado State (15-14). Michigan, which returned to Indianapolis for the second straight NCAA year and week after it played in the Big Ten Tournament at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, advances to play the winner of No. 3 Tennessee and No. 14 Longwood on Saturday.

After the Rams scored on the opening possession of the second half, the Wolverines went on a 6-0 run. Michigan didn’t lead in the game until there was just under 13 minutes remaining in the second half. But the Rams quickly responded with an old-fashioned 3-point play.

At one point, Michigan shot 59 percent in the second half, while CSU went cold and had a stretch where it hit just 1-of-7 field goals. The Wolverines opened the second half by hitting 4-of-6 from 3-point range.

Later, Caleb Houstan showed off a hot streak with a pair of 3s as the Wolverines clearly grabbed momentum midway through the second half.