But he missed both free throws on the other end, and freshman Jordan Poole hit a desperation three pointer as time expired to secure a 64-63 win. Houston may have broken the hearts of money-line bettors, but it did cover the spread as a 3-point underdog, and the game went under the total of 134.
Houston had a shot to seal the win or at least guarantee overtime after MI missed a game-tying shot and fouled on the rebound with 3.6 seconds to go.
The senior made his first eight free throws of the game, but missed three of his last four tries as MI earns a spot in next week's West Regional Semifinal against North Carolina or Texas A&M.
The Wolverines didn't have anyone score more than 12 as Moritz Wagner and Abdur-Rahkman paced MI. Odds for that matchup will be released by BetDSI Sportsbook shortly after it is finalized.
East region 3-seed Texas Tech is headed to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2005, as the Red Raiders held on to beat 6-seed Florida 69-66 Saturday night in Dallas.
The game featured 17 lead changes and 12 ties, including 28-28 at halftime.
Moritz Wagner #13 of the Michigan Wolverines makes a basket as he is fouled and knocked to the floor to be helped up by teammates as they take on the Houston Cougars in the second half during the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at INTRUST Bank Arena on March 17, 2018 in Wichita, Kansas.
Poole finished the game with only eight points, but became an instant MI hero with his game-winner.