U-M Falls to No. 3 Kansas in OT

The Michigan basketball team fell to 11-5 on the season with a 67-60 overtime loss to No. 3-ranked Kansas on Sunday at Crisler Arena. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Darius Morris led Michigan with 19 and 16 points.

ANN ARBOR - Michigan never led in regulation but scored the final six points to force overtime and overcome a 13-point second half deficit before ultimately falling to No. 3-ranked Kansas 67-60 in overtime on Sunday at Crisler Arena.

Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Wolverines with 19 points and seven rebounds, but he shot just 2-for-10 from behind the arc and 5-for-19 from the floor. As a team Michigan made just 4-of-28 triples and shot just 33% from the field.

Twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris led the Jayhawks with each brother notching a double-double. Marcus finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds while Markieff had 13 points and 11 boards.

Darius Morris and Zack Novak also scored in double figures for U-M.

Down 51-45 with three minutes left Michigan rallied to tie the score 51-51 on a Darius Morris jumper with 35-seconds left. Hardaway Jr. and Zack Novak also scored in the stretch to even out the scoreboard for the first time since the opening jump.

In overtime Michigan took its first lead of the game when Zack Novak hit from deep to make it 54-51. The Morris brothers, though, scored eight straight points to put U-M back down 59-54.

Hardaway jr. snapped the streak with four points for Michigan but the Wolverines never got back within four in the 67-60 loss.

In the first half the Kansas raced out to a 17-7 lead halfway through the period. U-M didn't connect on its first field goal until 6:48 in.

With 3:49 left in the half the Jayhawks built their biggest lead of the game, a 15-point margin at 25-10, but Michigan scored the final eight points of the half to trim it to 25-18 at the break.

Halfway through the second half the visitors built the lead back to 13 points at 41-28 before the late Michigan run to tie it and force overtime.

The Wolverines return to action on Wednesday night when they host the No. 2-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes at Crisler Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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