Michigan’s threes are too much for Texas in NCAA regional quarterfinals

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By Steve Habel/Horns Illustrated Associate Editor

MILWAUKEE – A simple fact of basketball is that for every three-point shot a team makes, it counts for a point more than those made inside the arc.

The added weight is supposed to make up for the harder degree of difficulty, but when a team shoots as well from outside as Michigan did in beating Texas 79-65 on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA tournament’s Midwest Region quarterfinals at Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Bradley Center even domination of the game at close range makes little difference.

The Wolverines (27-8), seeded second in the NCAA’s Midwest bracket and a finalist in last season’s tournament, hit 14 three-point shots in the contest and needed just 10 made two-point baskets.

Seventh-seeded Texas (24-11), meanwhile,


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