The 2012 NCAA Tournament has already been full of surprises and Friday was only the second day of the second round. One of Friday's night games put the No. 13 Ohio Bobcats up against the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines. Ohio came into the game as huge underdogs and ended up surprising a lot of people -- not least of whom were the members of the Michigan team -- en route to a 65-60 upset win.
The Bobcats took a surprising lead into halftime and in the second half, set about alternately expanding and maintaining that lead. The Wolverines were not out of the fight, however, as they battled back in the last five minutes of regulation to cut the Ohio lead to three points. The Wolverines were still down by three heading into the final minute of play.
Michigan got an unbelievably lucky break with 40.1 second remaining, as they knocked the ball out of bounds but were awarded the possession on a ruled last touch by Ohio -- which was an exceedingly bad call. Michigan missed their shot, but got another chance as an Ohio player really did kick it out of bounds with 17 seconds left. The Bobcats forced a turnover, however and were able to shoot free throws with just over six seconds remaining. Ohio sunk both of their shots to make it a five point game. The three-pointer from Michigan would not go and the defensive rebound for Ohio sealed the upset victory. Video of Michigan's game-ending turnover below:
Bobcats guard D.J. Cooper led all scorers in the game with 21 points.
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