Furman is one of the nation’s top college basketball programs.
The Bulldogs are playing in the NCAA tournament for the second straight year.
The team has won four consecutive NCAA tournament games and is currently in the Sweet 16.
In its most recent NCAA tournament game, the Bulldogs lost to Villanova on Saturday, but that was still the third time they’ve lost to a top-25 team in the tournament.
The game featured a big lead for Furman and its win could have put the Bulldogs in a position to qualify for the tournament for only the second time since the first round of the 2010-11 season.
The Wildcats have only lost once in the last 12 years against Furman.
But this was a different story.
The Wolverines were in a game that could have ended in a tie, but instead they got to the end and took a 62-52 lead into the break.
Furman was in the lead in the first half, but the Wildcats scored seven straight points in the second half.
They scored 17 points in a row to go up 62-54.
The second half saw Furman get some breathing room.
Furfield scored eight points in just over four minutes and had six rebounds.
The score was a 10-point margin, but with seven minutes remaining the Bulldogs had one more shot.
That’s when sophomore forward T.J. Smith hit a layup, and the Wolverines came back to tie it at 62-62.
The final buzzer sounded.
Smith scored on a putback with 3:13 left to make it 66-62 and send the game into overtime.
The outcome wasn’t a surprise.
Michigan had trailed by 17 points at halftime, but Furman got a huge run early in the fourth quarter.
Furley scored seven of its final nine points in one half.
The fourth quarter was Furman’s only scoring run in the game, and it was the most points it has scored in a half since a 21-point run on March 6, 2016.
It was the longest run Furman had scored in any quarter since it scored 17 straight points at the end of the fourth quarters against Villanova in the 2010 NCAA tournament.
It also marked the longest Furman has scored since the second quarter of the 2014 NCAA tournament against Villaville.
It’s the longest scoring run Furfield has scored all season.
That run included a 14-0 run in a span of 3:03 and ended up being its only point in the final three minutes of the game.
The run capped a stretch of seven consecutive wins in the Big Ten.
Furson is in the midst of a run that started last season when it won the conference tournament.
And while the Wolverins have lost five straight games, they haven’t lost in a series since the 2017 season.
Michigan hasn’t played any of the top teams in the country since losing to Villavilla.
This game is set for a 3:30 p.m. ET tip.