NCAA tournament 2014: Michigan sets program record with 14 three-pointers

(AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Michigan set a program tournament record with 14 three-pointers in its 79-65 second-round win over Texas on Saturday. Wolverines guard Caris Levert hit a three-pointer from the left wing to set the new record with 2 minutes 40 seconds.

Sophomore guard Nik Stauskas sank four three-pointers for a team-high 16 points and Levert knocked in three to score 14 points. The Wolverines’ back court did a fantastic job of taking care of the ball with just four turnovers and and their front line held Texas big man Cameron Ridley to six points. Texas freshman Isaiah Taylor scored a game-high 22 ponts.

The Wolverines advanced to their second consecutive Sweet 16, the first time that’s happened since the Fab Five era. The original Fab Five had back-to-back Sweet 16 berths in 1992 and 1993 en route to national runner-up finishes.  In 1994, after Chris Webber was selected No. 1 in the NBA draft, the Wolverines reached the Elite Eight. Michigan fans are clearly ecstatic about this one.

(GIF courtesy SBNation)

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