Media reacts to Michigan basketball OT win over Wisconsin
It didn’t look like Michigan basketball was going to escape with a win hosting Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon, but then the improbable happened.
After multiple lead changes, the Badgers had taken a three-point lead with seconds left, and Kobe Bufkin’s baseline 3 was blocked. The in-bound was a desperation throw to Hunter Dickinson, who turned and shot a 3 of his own with time expiring, and it miraculously went in, forcing overtime.
That desperation 3 turned things around for the maize and blue as they took control in OT to take down Wisconsin, splitting the season series and keeping the season alive for the Wolverines.
Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter to the game.
WDIV’s Derick Hutchinson
What a win. Michigan overcame a whole hell of a lot down the stretch. Capped by a little Hunter Dickinson magic.
— Derick Hutchinson (@Derick_Hutch) February 26, 2023
SI’s Pat Forde
Some key games still to go, but that Hunter Dickinson three could resonate for both Michigan and Wisconsin on Selection Sunday two weeks from now.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) February 26, 2023
WXYZ’s Jeanna Trotman
What a finish behind Hunter Dickinson's OT-forcing buzzer beater. Michigan beats Wisconsin 87-79 in their home finale. They improve to 11-7 in the Big Ten.
— Jeanna Trotman (@JeannaTrotmanTV) February 26, 2023
The Athletic’s Austin Meek
Final: Michigan 87, Wisconsin 79. If Michigan ends up making the NCAA Tournament, Hunter Dickinson's buzzer beater to force OT will be the shot to remember.
— Austin Meek (@byAustinMeek) February 26, 2023
I cannot believe this Michigan team has gotten themselves back in the tournament conversation.
What a win. Absolutely had to have it & they found a way. Crazy. What a roller coaster.
— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) February 26, 2023
The Wolverine’s Anthony Broome
FINAL (OT): Michigan 87, Wisconsin 79
Wolverines are now 17-12 (11-7 B1G). Two road games loom at Illinois and Indiana + Big Ten Tournament.
But we can start having the bubble conversation for reals now.
— Anthony Broome (@anthonytbroome) February 26, 2023
The Athletic’s Brendan Quinn
Absolutely monster day for Michigan's young backcourt of Dug McDaniel and Kobe Bufkin.
42 minutes each. A combined 48 points, 16-33 FGs and 11-12 FTs.
— Brendan Quinn (@BFQuinn) February 26, 2023
Michigan is now tied for 2nd place in the Big Ten heading into the final week of the regular season. A sentence I very much did not expect to tweet out at any point of this conference season.
— Scott Bell (@sbell021) February 26, 2023
U-M President Santa Ono
Man am I damn proud of the Wolverines. Michigan beats Wisconsin 87-79. What a win for Michigan#GoBlue
— Santa Ono (@SantaJOno) February 26, 2023
MGoBlog’s Seth Fisher
I'm gonna luxuriate in the Hunter Saved the Season hot tub for awhile before I have to walk through the Almost Got Swept by Wisconsin snowstorm out there.
— Seth M. Fisher (@Misopogon) February 26, 2023
Big Ten Network
WHAT A WIN 〽️@umichbball forces OT and comes back to beat the Badgers❕ pic.twitter.com/EWeySKfMch
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) February 26, 2023
Blue By 90
We really tried to blow that so many times 😂 but we'll take it!!!
— Blue By 90 (@bluebyninety) February 26, 2023
TMI’s Sam Webb
#Michigan closed out another one! @H_Dickinson24 made huge plays, none bigger than the buzzer beater. But biggest difference in U-M is guard play. @kb33zy_04 is playing like the pro we always said he was, and @AyooFlyy is one of B1G's most improved. Backcourt was OUTSTANDING!!
— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) February 26, 2023