WATCH: Charles Matthews beats the buzzer, Michigan downs Minnesota
Michigan was on the verge of losing two straight games, but some late-game heroics from Charles Matthews prevented that from happening.
The Wolverines were coming off their first loss over the weekend and were hoping to get things back on the right track at home against Minnesota. The Gophers made things difficult though, overcoming a 13-point second half deficit to tie the game at 57-57 with under :30 left to play.
Michigan held on for the final shot, but the offensive set didn’t quite go as planned. Fortunately, Matthews was in the right spot at the right time, gathered the basketball and put it through the hoop to give the Wolverines a 59-57 win.
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That shot from Matthews was off in plenty of time by the game clock, but officials reviewed the play to see if the shot clock had expired. After a lengthy review, Matthews got the shot off a fraction of a second ahead of the shot clock buzzer.
Michigan avoided a second straight loss.
With the win, Michigan improved to 18-1 on the season and 7-1 in B1G play. The Wolverines now have sole possession of second place in the conference. Minnesota dropped to 14-5 on the year and 4-4 in the conference.
Matthews finished the game with seven points and six rebounds.