In the first-round of the NCAA Tournament, Michigan’s continued its magical run in March with a 92-91 win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Not only did guard Derrick Walton Jr. carry his team to victory, but his final numbers also deserve high praise.
According to The Detroit News’ James Hawkins, Walton is the first player in the NCAA Tournament since Marquette alumnus Dwyane Wade (2003) to notch at least 25 points, 10 assists, and 5 rebounds. Walton finished the game with a 25-11-5 stat line. His next test will be in the second-round against Louisville, which advanced past Jacksonville State 78-63 in its first matchup.
Derrick Walton Jr. highlights vs. Oklahoma State
Derrick Walton Jr : 26 points on 7-13 shooting, 6-9 from 3, 6-7 from the FT line & 11 assists in 39 minutes pic.twitter.com/ERajNde90M
— Lee Harvey (@MusikFan4Life) March 17, 2017