After falling to Wisconsin 64-54 this weekend, the Michigan Wolverines had their work cut out for them Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers came to play. Senior forward Jordan Murphy recorded a double-double and had Minnesota in position to win.
Freshman guard Gabe Kalscheur hit a three point jumper with 34 seconds left to tie the game 57-57.
All the Golden Gophers had to do was play defense and the game would have went into overtime. The Wolverines would make the most of their last possession in regulation
Leading scorer, freshman forward Ignas Brazdeikis, drove to the rim and got a good look. However missed the layup and the rebound fell into the hands of Charles Matthews.
The senior guard keenly put up a baseline floater as the clock expired and the Wolverines escaped with a hard fought win.
This shot helped prevent Michigan from losing their second straight game.
On the day Matthews only scored seven points, but when his team needed him the most he stepped up.
Now 18-1 on the season it is clear Michigan is one of the best teams in the country. Plays like this reveal the character and mental toughness this team has, which are crucial for making a run deep into March.