With 14:44 to go in the first half, Jordan Morgan gets the ball from Tim Hardaway Jr. near the top of the key. Hardaway comes behind Morgan as if he’s about to get the ball back.
Ralph Sampson III steps toward Hardaway even as teammate Julian Welch slides with his man. Sampson quickly comes back to Morgan, but there’s space between the two.
Meanwhile, Maverick Ahanmisi is staying close to Trey Burke. But with the gap created between Sampson and Morgan, the Minnesota point guard turns toward Morgan as he takes a dribble.
Burke recognizes that Ahanmisi is in a bad defensive position so he cuts to the rim, where Morgan finds him on a nice back-door pass. Burke gets the bucket and draws the foul.
Michigan’s limited size could become a burden as Big Ten play continues. But the Wolverines are quick on the perimeter. They’re a tough team to guard.
Hollis Thompson nails the game-winning 3-pointer over Marquette
After his late 3 proved to be the game-winner in his squad’s 73-70 victory over Marquette Wednesday, Hollis Thompson said he wasn’t exactly sure how it had all unfolded. Let’s go to the video.
Greg Whittington is a 24 percent 3-point shooter. But as he moves toward the wing, Jae Crowder tracks him and gives Henry Sims some room. Sims, whom Crowder defended on the final possession, burst down the left side of the lane. Due to the spacing, Crowder can’t stay in front of Sims.
Darius Johnson-Odom steps in front of Sims and tries to draw the charge. Junior Cadougan sags to help, too. At this point in the possession, Sims has three Marquette defenders on him and it becomes a numbers game for John Thompson III’s squad.
Within the chaos, Thompson is wide open in the corner. Cadougan jumps toward him, but Thompson sinks the game-winner with 23 seconds to play.
I liked the no-call on Sims at the end of the game. Georgetown really capitalized on its final possession.