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Tweet Up: Michigan 73, Tennessee 71

The Wolverines survived a furious comeback attempt from No. 11 seed Tennessee to escape with a 73-71 win, advancing to their second-straight Elite Eight appearance and the 13th in program history. This is a chronological timeline of how the game played out on Twitter:
First Half:
Everyone associated with Michigan insists McGary is not playing nor ready to play. As @ShepMatt wrote, McGary wanted to dress. That's all.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 28, 2014
It's career game No. 141 for Jordan Morgan...could it be his last?— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 28, 2014
Prediction: I have no clue. I think Michigan pulls out a close one, but I can see this going either way. So hold onto your butts.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 28, 2014
Those with light-sensitivity issues may want to adjust the TV's color and brightness. The Maize/Creamsicle combination is gonna be intense.— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 28, 2014
#WINTHEGAME— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 28, 2014
annnnd Rocky Top is already firmly stuck in my head.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 28, 2014
The Victors > Rocky Top.— Alex Cook (@alexcook616) March 28, 2014
Battle Crayon: COMMENCE— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 28, 2014
Pretty slow pace to start here, no stops. Tennessee likes this.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 28, 2014
HELL YEAH GLENN— Alex Cook (@alexcook616) March 28, 2014
Robinson-Maymon is the early matchup of this game, as expected. GR taking Maymon off the dribble and willing to defend in post.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 28, 2014
Tennessee has very little depth. If UT's bigs (Stokes and Maymon) get in foul trouble, UT could have lots of problems.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 28, 2014
The raised court has presented little to no barrier for Dakich, who is climbing up after each Michigan make— Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) March 28, 2014
Can't ask for much more out of Jordan Morgan there. Stands Stokes right up and forces a miss.— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) March 28, 2014
Nik Stauskas is the David Blaine of ridiculous three-pointers.— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 28, 2014
So, Adidas "Orange" and "Maize" unis at the same time. This should be fun for our eyes.— r/CollegeBasketball (@reddit_cbb) March 28, 2014
IMPORTANT: the raised floor gives Dakich a stage.— Chris Gaerig (@cgaerig) March 28, 2014
Big fear for Michigan was an off-shooting night. Not the case early. Richardson's yapping at Stauskas stopped after the 3.— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 28, 2014
Michigan has 13 points on seven possessions. I think U-M can maintain a 1.857 PPP.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 28, 2014
These timeouts are huge for Tennessee. Not a ton of depth on the bench, starters log a lot of minutes.— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) March 28, 2014
Tennessee has zero rebounds thus far. Michigan is winning that key to the game in the early minutes.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 28, 2014
If this is going to be a basket-trading affair, Michigan will win by a lot.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 28, 2014
Caris on the p-n-r is so nice. So deliberate, great handle and vision.— Alex Cook (@alexcook616) March 28, 2014
Jeronne Maymon out with two fouls for Tenn. at 13:17.— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) March 28, 2014
Morgan goes out and stuff starts going poorly. Not a knock on Horford but J-Mo is so damn valuable.— Alex Cook (@alexcook616) March 28, 2014
Tennessee is #170 in the nation in effective FG% (49.6%). UT's eFG% right now: 80.0%.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 28, 2014
.@zirvin21 for three because duh.— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 28, 2014
ZAK IRVIN!— Maize Rage (@UMMaizeRage) March 28, 2014
Mitch could not be more excited.— Jane Coaston (@cjane87) March 28, 2014
Former Indiana Mr. Basketball Zak Irvin enjoys being home, I guess. #Michigan— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) March 28, 2014
Michigan's freshmen have taken a total of 3 shots today. Those three shots have been worth 9 points.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 28, 2014
P.A. guy calling Caris LeVert "Caress" here at Lucas Oil. Might as well make it "Le-Vair" if we're going that route.— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) March 28, 2014
HAHAHAHA I LOVE YOU NIK— Alex Cook (@alexcook616) March 28, 2014
Stauskas went full-blown And-One Mixtape on that one.— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 28, 2014
But for real, can't believe Nik just did that. Bacari wasn't kidding when he said Nik would be a great Globetrotter.— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) March 28, 2014
Nik Stauskas with a pass to the Big Ten's best player, who then passes to Walton.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 28, 2014
Absolutely brilliant transition opportunity there. We're looking goooooooood.— Alex Cook (@alexcook616) March 28, 2014
Vols have no chance if #Michigan keeps shooting like this. Few teams have such an array of shooters.— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) March 28, 2014
If I'm not mistaken, Michigan's on pace to have an eFG% higher than 70% in the first half for the third straight game.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 28, 2014
U-M is 6-of-8 from three-point range. UT has surrendered an average of 5.0 three-pointers per game this season. #AintNoPartyLikeA3PointParty— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 28, 2014
They can't hide him on defense. Period. RT @nickbaumgardner: Maymon on LeVert ain't going to do it, Cuonzo.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 28, 2014
They're on their heels.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 28, 2014
Stauskas things. http://t.co/YfVlM62n4m— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) March 28, 2014
Michigan outrebounding the Vols 14-9.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 28, 2014
Cuonzo Martin needs to burn about 16 timeouts in a row here, because Michigan is running Tennessee into a dust pile.— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) March 28, 2014
Do you even dribble Michigan?— Mark Zakrajsek (@Mgobluegr) March 28, 2014
My comprehensive first-half thoughts: We On.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 28, 2014
Jordan leading the fast break...:(— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) March 28, 2014
Am reminded of a Tim Hardaway Jr. quote from earlier this yr: "Don't give (Beilein) a week to prepare for you because you will lose."— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) March 29, 2014
Michigan carving up another supposed good defense. Beilein's offense is something to behold. Shooters have no fear.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) March 29, 2014
Tennessee only rebounding 27% of its misses.. That's just as impressive (and more surprising) as Michigan shooting the lights out.— Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) March 29, 2014
Second Half:
RT @DJPhotoVideo JMo's first dunk pic.twitter.com/KIJf4Pzjnn— Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) March 29, 2014
Nik after the backboard pass pic.twitter.com/7ijTBfV6vB— Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) March 29, 2014
Jon Horford is 0-1 from the field. No other Wolverine with a shot attempt is shooting below 50%.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 29, 2014
Morgan's defense…whew. He's playing the best ball of his career.— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 29, 2014
OLD MAN STRENGTH— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 29, 2014
Also, here we go again: Jordan Morgan's out-playing Jarnell Stokes.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 29, 2014
FULL-HULK ALERT: Jordan Morgan seen wearing torn purple sweatpants and screaming incoherently.— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 29, 2014
I've been impressed with @JustJMo's finishing around the rim since his sophomore year. Improvement every year. All you can ask for— Stuart Douglass (@SWD_16) March 29, 2014
Sit down, Maymon.— MGoShoe (@MGoShoe) March 29, 2014
I hope people keep talking about how much Morgan is going to get abused.— Yost Built (@YostBuilt) March 29, 2014
There's 14:25 left in this game and Tennessee's body language is horrendous. Walking to timeout huddle. Looking dejected.— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) March 29, 2014
This tournament is gonna raise the draft stock of so many Wolverines you'd think they were playing the 1995 football Buckeyes. #Biakabutuka— Tony Gerdeman (@GerdOzone) March 29, 2014
I wouldn't stick with that zone too long, Cuonzo. I mean, the man's getting shredded, but...— Alex Cook (@alexcook616) March 29, 2014
Is Zak Irvin growing a playoff goatee?— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) March 29, 2014
We've reached the "Jon Horford is attempting nasty follow dunks" level of Michigan effectiveness.— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) March 29, 2014
It seems like #Michigan should be up by about, oh, 30 points. Tennessee not playing horribly. Michigan just playing great.— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) March 29, 2014
McGary shown on the video board snacking on something. Guess he's really not going in.— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) March 29, 2014
Single. Digits.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 29, 2014
Beilein looks like he's about to perform a Shatner-esque version of 'Rocket Man' on that stool.— Josh and Mike (@bigtengeeks) March 29, 2014
Michigan might want to start running some clock on these possessions...this lead isn't 15 any more.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 29, 2014
Of course it's Jordan Morgan who ends the drought.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 29, 2014
If Tennessee makes a FT here, it will have scored on its last six possessions. Michigan needs to string some stops together.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 29, 2014
We see you, two Michigan fans doing the Blue Brothers dance in the Tennessee section. Don't think your efforts are going unappreciated.— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 29, 2014
Stauskas is 3 of 10 with 8 points. Will he heat up here?— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 29, 2014
Another great moment in fan complaints to refs. Tennessee fan: "Hey, ref, way to wake up!" Fouls: Michigan 5, Tennessee 2.— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) March 29, 2014
TOO MANY MOMENTUM/EMOTIONAL SWINGS TO TWEET.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 29, 2014
Derrick with a huge momentum-stopper. And Tennessee scores...— Alex Cook (@alexcook616) March 29, 2014
Three quick fouls here on Michigan's Jordan Morgan, and Wolverines don't need him to get a fourth. Holding it down inside.— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) March 29, 2014
Maymon back in. GRIII attacks Maymon. Maymon fouls. That's the difference tonight if this result holds.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 29, 2014
Nail bitin' time.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) March 29, 2014
Tennessee made 72 free throws in its three previous NCAA tournament games. Vols are 7-for-13 tonight.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 29, 2014
To beat Michigan, you have to hope they go ice-cold shooting or get Morgan in foul trouble. That's about it, at this stage.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 29, 2014
👌👌👌— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 29, 2014
There we go, Stauskas!— Alex Cook (@alexcook616) March 29, 2014
Relevant. pic.twitter.com/6CoG4n28II— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 29, 2014
DEEEEEEFENSE please— Alex Prosperi (@AlexProsperi) March 29, 2014
Tennessee has scored on 12 of its last 14 possessions.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 29, 2014
#Crunchtime— Maize Rage (@UMMaizeRage) March 29, 2014
Tennessee ought to be pressing quick to try to pick up steals and if they don't get it, use up some fouls.— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 29, 2014
Both teams now above 1.2 points per trip. Not a lot of defense being played out there.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 29, 2014
Nothing is ever easy— Josh Bartelstein (@Jbart20) March 29, 2014
Need cardiologist recommendations— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 29, 2014
Beilein pleading for the team to slow it down. They do— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 29, 2014
Caris LeVert hasn't scored in this half— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 29, 2014
Shot clock violation -- but at least Michigan burned 35 seconds.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 29, 2014
Will be interesting to see Tennessee foul four times in a row next possession because the game clock will be below 35.— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 29, 2014
I cannot jump this high. pic.twitter.com/se8lNaLF6K— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) March 29, 2014
@Bry_Mac TRYING.— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 29, 2014
pic.twitter.com/pZ51NKTxzR— Greg Newburn (@gnewburn) March 29, 2014
You can't give up 3 points in any variety right now. They are in great shape if they do that!— Josh Bartelstein (@Jbart20) March 29, 2014
What. Was. That.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) March 29, 2014
I CAN'T DO THIS RIGHT NOW.— Jane Coaston (@cjane87) March 29, 2014
Well that was certainly interesting.— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) March 29, 2014
It's all good. Just making it fun for the TV viewers. #B1G— Tony Gerdeman (@GerdOzone) March 29, 2014
Michigan looked pretty unprepared to play keepaway.— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 29, 2014
Caris LeVert has had an underwhelming second half to say the least.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 29, 2014
That's 12 turnovers for Michigan— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 29, 2014
Huge gasp from the crowd as the Michigan-Tennessee score is shown on the video board.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) March 29, 2014
This is an incredible melt down. LeVert's foot out of bounds. Tennessee with the ball, 9.6 seconds left down 72-71. Holy...— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) March 29, 2014
Oh dear— Eamonn Brennan (@eamonnbrennan) March 29, 2014
😱— Justice Hayes (@ju5ticehayes) March 29, 2014
Wow. Wowwwwww— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) March 29, 2014
I feel sick.— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) March 29, 2014
Everyone keep calm. Michigan will win...watch!— Kenny Demens (@kdemens25) March 29, 2014
Rarely see Michigan collapse like this, but Tenn. ball down one with 9.6 seconds to go. Instant replay in CBB is about as useful as CFB.— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) March 29, 2014
OMG pic.twitter.com/UUBhKo9qQB— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) March 29, 2014
CHARGE— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 29, 2014
JORDAN.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 29, 2014
JORDAN MORGAN WITH THE CLUTCH CHARGE, AS IS ALWAYS THE CASE AND ALWAYS WILL BE.— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) March 29, 2014
Hey Stokes, Syracuse knows how you feel. #MorganCharge— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 29, 2014
JORDAN MORGAN WILL BE THE NAME OF ALL OF MY CHILDREN.— Jane Coaston (@cjane87) March 29, 2014
Michigan is 6 seconds away from the Elite 8. But first they need to successfully inbound the ball. Easier said than done.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) March 29, 2014
Go Blue! Go Blue!! #NoBadDays— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) March 29, 2014
WIN THE GAME WIN THE GAME WIN THE GAME WIN THE GAME WIN THE GAME WIN THE GAME WIN THE GAME WIN THE GAME WIN THE GAME WIN THE GAME— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 29, 2014
Postgame:
Survive and advance— MGoShoe (@MGoShoe) March 29, 2014
And then there were EIGHT— Maize Rage (@UMMaizeRage) March 29, 2014
[Exhales]— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 29, 2014
PHEW.— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 29, 2014
The ref shrugging his shoulders should lead the "One Shining Moment" montage.— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) March 29, 2014
Game!— Courtney Avery (@CAvery5) March 29, 2014
"Well, it's not *my* fault the refs couldn't get into Michigan." - someone in Ann Arbor right now— sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) March 29, 2014
Let's Gooo Blue !!!!!!!!!!— Marell Evans (@Marell_Evans) March 29, 2014
😤 #Elite8— Kameron Chatman #FOA (@TFOEKam_3) March 29, 2014
Rocky Topped. pic.twitter.com/lPs4uld4Yd— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 29, 2014
It wasn't pretty, but the name of the game is win and advance. Michigan did that.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) March 29, 2014
Michigan advances to the Elite 8 for the 13th time in school history and for the second straight year.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 29, 2014
Those are the kind of wins that make us better— Austin Hatch (@ahatch33) March 29, 2014
This game just took 5 years off my life. pic.twitter.com/nX8Ao0SMaT— Courtney Ratkowiak (@courtneyratkowi) March 29, 2014
Elite Eight. #BlueKnowIt— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) March 29, 2014
March on! Elite is where we belong! #ItsGreatToBeAWolverine #WeOn #GoBlue #eatin— Denard Robinson (@DenardX) March 29, 2014
Morgan runs into the tunnel and yells "Mismatch my ass!"— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 29, 2014
Michigan is back in the Elite Eight -- without Burke, Hardaway or McGary. Let that sink in for a moment.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) March 29, 2014
How fitting a charge won us the game #Elite8 #GoBlue— Josh Bartelstein (@Jbart20) March 29, 2014
Michigan got rattled at the end but pulls it out 73-71. And if you wondered why they were only a 1-pt fav over 11-seed Tenn, there it is.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) March 29, 2014
Who remembers the last time we had a close Sweet Sixteen matchup? pic.twitter.com/vQ2jqoJR6J— Maize Rage (@UMMaizeRage) March 29, 2014
"We fought, didn't we?" pic.twitter.com/M90CCITPJH— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 29, 2014
Congrats to @umichbball for hanging in there to win a tough game against a scrappy Vols team. Get ya popcorn ready for Kent/L'ville!— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) March 29, 2014
#winthegame #Elite8 pic.twitter.com/vWLF90ScnJ— Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) March 29, 2014
Riots in Knoxville once they figure out who made that call. pic.twitter.com/bQfz0pRr0l— Eleven Warriors (@11W) March 29, 2014
JMo after the ref called the charge pic.twitter.com/0DvxUefjZN— Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) March 29, 2014
#Hail https://t.co/2IJosvnfAF— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 29, 2014
Dakich celebrating a JMo baby hook pic.twitter.com/0pftVuCXRL— Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) March 29, 2014
Michigan improves to 26-0 when it scores more than 1.063 points per possession.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 29, 2014
.@JustJMo knows that champions are #MadeInMarch. pic.twitter.com/y2C7kqgDn2— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 29, 2014
JMo says NOPE pic.twitter.com/ylxDB8HO89— Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) March 29, 2014
@umichbball I've got to work & can't make it to the game, so I'm hoping the other guy wearing number 1 can pitch in pic.twitter.com/Cn3Nbsb6m4— dick costolo (@dickc) March 28, 2014
Jordan Morgan: 15 points, 7 boards Stokes/Maymon: 13 points, 9 boards #TeamJMo— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 29, 2014
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