The first half was a stanza of streaks. The score was 11-9 Michigan at the 13 minute mark when Notre Dame went cold. Led by a Brent Petway dunk and two lay-ups by walk-on forward John Andrew, Michigan scored the next 9 points to go up 20-9 at the 7:42 mark. After trading baskets for the next 5 1/2 minutes Michigan led 32-21, only to returned the favor by getting stuck at the 32 point mark for the final 2 minutes of the half while Notre Dame made a 9 point run of its own. At the half Michigan led 32-30.
The second half was a see-saw battle until the 15:47 mark when Michigan again sent cold -- this time sitting at 43 point points until the 11:30 mark when Notre Dame led 51-43. Then the game once again swung with Michigan scoring 8 straight (a dunk by Petway and 2 pointers by Daniel Horton, only his 3rd and 4th points, Dion Harris and Graham Brown) to tie it 51-51 at the 7:44 mark. From there the game stayed tight, with Daniel Horton getting hot (with 2 treys and a duece) to keep the Wolverines in the game. It was 56-56 at the 4:06 mark and 60-58 Notre Dame with 1:53 to go. Then Notre Dame missed, and Daniel Horton missed in return -- but got his own rebound and tosses it back out. HOwever Chris Hunter missed and Notre Dame rebounded with 00:45 to go. Then came the crucial play of the game -- Daniel Horton made a steal and was fouled as he made a break-away layup with 20 seconds to go. Horton sunk the three throw to put Michigan in the lead for the first time in the seondd half, 61-60. Brent Petway blocked a last second Notre Dame field goal attempt to seal the victory.
Game over, Michigan 61, Notre Dame 60.
Michigan shot .472 for the game, to .407 for Notre Dame.
Michigan was 6-17 (.353) on 3 pointers, to 6-10 (.300) for Notre Dame.
Michigan was 5-8 (.556) on free throws, to 6-10 (.600) for Notre Dame.
Daniel Horton led Michigan with 15 points, all in the 2nd half. Ron Coleman had 11 and Dion Harris 10.
Michigan goes to 4-3 for the season. The Wolverines' next game: Tuesday evening at Crisler Arena vs. High Point.
Michigan Rebounds vs. Notre Dame 61-60
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