Seton Hall went on the road to face No. 4-ranked Michigan on Tuesday and the Pirates notched the massive upset win, sending college basketball media into a frenzy.
Though playing against Seton Hall was never going to be a walk in the park, No. 4-ranked Michigan basketball playing at home felt like they should have the edge over the Pirates. But as the game wore on for the Wolverines, it was clear they were in a down-to-the-wire battle in Ann Arbor.
Going back-and-forth throughout the game, Michigan found themselves ahead 64-63 over Seton Hall. However, a handful of missed shots left the Wolverines trailing 66-64 in the final second when Terrance Williams II drew a foul to go to the line.
Unfortunately for him and his teammates, he was unable to convert both, missing the first and ultimately helping Seton Hall secure the massive upset win over a top-five team in the country.
Michigan basketball upset by Seton Hall: Media reactions
Naturally, the college basketball media were loving the first top-five upset of the season.
What made the upset even more impressive and fun to see was the fact that it wasn’t all that unfamiliar.
In fact, it was the second night in a row that a Big Ten team got knocked off by an unranked Big East team after Illinois lost to Marquette on Monday. However, the Illini weren’t a top-four team in college basketball as the Wolverines were.
The good news for Michigan basketball, though, is that it’s still early in the season, meaning there’s more than enough time for the Wolverines to bounce back and recover from this one.
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