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,