The madness of March finally got to the Verizon Center on the third day of the Big Ten Tournament.
Michigan’s Zak Irvin tied the Wolverines’ quarterfinal game against top-seeded Purdue at 66-66 with a driving layup that went in with less than five seconds left. Then, it looked like Michigan was going to have the chance to win the game as guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman appeared to steal the subsequent inbound pass.
However, a whistle was blown and chaos ensued.
The referees stopped the game because the clock continued to run when it was supposed to stop. That canceled Caleb Swanigan’s errant inbound pass and Abdur-Rahkman’s steal and potential game-winning layup.
ZAK IRVIN TIES THE GAME! pic.twitter.com/TbILnbcCCf
— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) March 10, 2017
Michigan went on to win in overtime to continue an unbelievable week, but it was a tougher win than it could’ve been.