ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Led by Zak Irvin’s 22 points and Derrick Walton Jr.’s clutch shooting down the stretch, Michigan upset No. 3 Maryland, 70-67, earning the Wolverines a key NCAA resume boosting win Tuesday night at Crisler Center.
But the win didn’t come easy for the Wolverines.
After earning a key offensive rebound, U-M forward Mark Donnal was fouled putting him at the foul line shooting a 1-and-1 with 14.0 seconds remaining with U-M leading 69-67.
Donnal would make his first attempt. On his second attempt, however, he would miss giving Maryland one last chance to tie the game.
Then, well, Terrapins’ Rasheed Sulamon’s three-pointer hit the back of the rim, with U-M’s Duncan Robinson coming up from the scrum with the rebound as the clock ran out, sealing the win for Michigan (13-4, 3-1 Big Ten).
Maryland (15-2, 4-1) freshman center Diamond Stone, who is considered a future lottery pick by many experts, finished with 22 points.
Walton Jr. notched a double-double, with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Arguably his best game as a Wolverine, Irvin shot 8-of-14 from the field, including 3-of-7 from three-point range, while Robinson finished with 17 points, shooting 5-of-9 from 3s.
Michigan shot 12-of-29 from beyond the arc, making 3s at a 41.4 percent rate.
Maryland’s Jake Layman scored 18 points, with Robert Carter adding 15.
Michigan next plays at Iowa on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.