Poole hit a three-pointer with a defender in his face that clinched a 64-63 victory for the Wolverines. They will play Thursday at the Staples Center against the victor of today's game between (2) North Carolina and (7) Texas A & M.
All the Cougars had to do was make two free throws and Devin Davis, who started the game 8-for-8 at the free throw line, was shooting.
After a timeout, Isaiah Livers passed the ball in to Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman near midcourt, who turned to find freshman Jordan Poole well beyond the arc on the wing.
Cheryl Wray covers sports for the Alabama Media Group. Abdur-Rakhman and Moritz Wagner led the Wolverines with 12 points apiece.
The redshirt freshman, who made the go-ahead 3 late in Gonzaga's win over UNC Greensboro on Thursday, finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds, both career bests.
Kansas was stunned and the Wolverines trampled the Jayhawks in overtime. He made one of two free throws with 24.9 seconds remaining to make it 63-61.
Senior guard Rob Gray scored eight points in the first half and shot with 18 percent accuracy, but the team was still able to hang on.
MI converted eight straight at one point to take a 57-53 lead with 3:42 to go. Fouled Out-Matthews, D.Robinson. Rebounds-Houston 37 (Gray 10), MI 33 (Simpson 8).
It was the last game of the night and game that given the aforementioned sludging pace, you would have been forgiven for turning off. His time at Houston included a pair of surgeries.
Move over Trey Burke, because when it comes great shots in MI basketball history, you have company.