ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jared Rhoden scored 16 points, helping Seton Hall rally to beat No. 4 Michigan 67-65 on Tuesday night.
The Wolverines (2-1) had a chance to extend the game with 0.8 seconds left, but Terrance Williams missed the first of two free throws.
Unlike the 1989 national championship game in which Rumeal Robinson made free throws to seal a victory for Michigan over Seton Hall, the maize and blue didn’t follow the same scrip.
The Pirates (3-0) trailed by 11 points early in the second half and took the lead with 1:15 left for the first time since late in the first half.
Bryce Aiken made two free throws with 32 seconds left, giving Seton Hall a 65-64 lead that it kept after Michigan’s Eli Brooks missed a short shot on the ensuing possession.
Myle Cale then made the second of two free throws, giving the visitors a two-point lead that proved to be the difference.
Aiken, who was 4 of 6 at the line, and Tray Jackson each had 13 points for the Pirates.
Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson had 18 points and nine rebounds, Eli Brooks scored 17 and DeVante Jones added 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Seton Hall: After routing Fairleigh Dickinson and Yale, a team with five graduate players on the roster showed it has the experience and talent to beat even one of the best teams in the country.
Michigan: A team that has been openly talking about winning the national championship was humbled, losing a game at home after having a double-digit lead after appearing to pull away early in the second half.
A couple hours before the game, Michigan announced coach Juwan Howard agreed to a five-year extension that keeps him under contract through the 2025-26 season.
Michigan will slip from its lofty ranking and the Pirates will likely earn a spot next week in the AP Top 25.
Seton Hall will face No. 19 Ohio State in the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off on Monday night. Two days later, the winner will play No. 24 Florida or California for the title.
Michigan plays UNLV on Friday night in Las Vegas as part of the Roman Main Event, which benefits the Coaches vs. Cancer program, and the winner will face Arizona or Wichita State on Sunday night for the championship.
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