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Tweet Up: Michigan 79, Texas 65

The Wolverines rolled into their second-straight Sweet 16 appearance Saturday evening, beating No. 7 seed Texas, 79-65, in the round of 32. Here is a chronological timeline of how the game played out on Twitter:
First Half:
Let's ball. https://t.co/9sar7NWqBW- Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 22, 2014
To stay in this one, Texas needs to dominate the offensive glass and hope Michigan is ice cold. Hard to see it happening.- Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 22, 2014
John Beilein also going for win No. 700 today.- Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 22, 2014
Texas, predictably, goes to Jonathan Holmes in the post on the first possession. Michigan gets the stop, though.- Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 22, 2014
Early returns on critical GRIII/Holmes matchup are inconclusive. Stopped post-up, allowed tip-in chance.- Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 22, 2014
Don't want to exaggerate after less than three minutes but Morgan playing as big as he can right now- Alex Prosperi (@AlexProsperi) March 22, 2014
Uh … safe to say they're going to let them play here today.- Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) March 22, 2014
Michigan not exactly pushing the tempo despite Texas' two bigs running up and down floor like they're stuck in mud.- Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 22, 2014
Nik Stauskas now has 14 threes in his NCAA Tournament career, which is tied for the fifth-most in U-M history.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
Texas size making a difference, but they're missing a bunch of shots at the rim.- Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 22, 2014
This is Michigan's pace now, Holmes/Ridley look like they might puke.- Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 22, 2014
Michigan hoping to God there's never a stoppage in this game ... in WAYYYY better shape than Texas.- Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 22, 2014
Kathleen Beilein in on the action. RT @SBNationGIF: Get down, old people of Michigan. http://t.co/1WYTNQCVfx- Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 22, 2014
Michigan is flat outrunning Texas early. Fast breaks off defensive rebounds, even.- Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) March 22, 2014
.@GRIII knocks down a triple from straight away. Michigan leads, 16-8.- Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 22, 2014
U-M's tall shooters are a lot to handle for the smallish UT backcourt. These threes are going to be there all day, if U-M can keep hitting.- Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 22, 2014
What a pace to this game. Nearly 9 minutes in and just got the first whistle of any kind. Michigan holding its own on boards and leads 16-10- Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) March 22, 2014
We get the rare "double media timeout" coming up in this @umichbball game #SIDproblems- Sarah VanMetre (@sarahvan24) March 22, 2014
Offensive rebounding was Texas's big advantage. Three so far, but had some mistimed jumps, so could have been worse.- Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 22, 2014
Gotta stop dribble penetration...but Texas literally just throws it up and prays it goes in- Alex Prosperi (@AlexProsperi) March 22, 2014
Caris LeVert should abuse Javan Felix one-on-one. We should feel bad for Javan Felix by the end of this game. Just saying.- Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) March 22, 2014
UT is 38.6 % on the season. Not bad. RT @DrewCHallett Stat I'll be watching all game: Texas' OReb%. It is currently 20.0%. Nice job, U-M.- Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 22, 2014
Michigan has five assists on six baskets and is outrebounding Texas, 9-8, early...solid numbers.- Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 22, 2014
NIK STAUSKAS IS NOT JUST A SHOOTER BUT LOL IT SURE SEEMS TO WORK OUT PRETTY DAMN WELL WHENEVER HE SHOOTS THE BALL- Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 22, 2014
I don't know much about basketball, but Texas might want to work on its screen-and-roll communication when Nik Stauskas might shoot.- Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) March 22, 2014
John Beilein looking extremely pleased early. Offered a big hug for Caris LeVert coming off the court there.- Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 22, 2014
Let's go blue!!!!! #goblue- Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) March 22, 2014
Michigan is defending the post very well; they're not letting any Texas bigs get established position.- Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 22, 2014
Important to avoid foul trouble vs. big front court RT @danfeldman31: UT avgs 26 FTs/game. Have yet to step to the charity stripe today.- Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 22, 2014
Yeah. Keep zoning Michigan, Texas. See how that works for you.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
Texas goes with a passive 2-3.
Rick Barnes, ladies and gentlemen.- Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 22, 2014
After a switch, Ridley is guarding LeVert...Stauskas says, "Take him, Caris!" ... guess what happened?- Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 22, 2014
I understand going zone on Michigan. I do not understand going lazy zone on Michigan after they've already hit 5 threes in the half.- David Merritt (@DavidMerritt15) March 22, 2014
"Texas looks like a young team."
Yeah, because Michigan's team is loaded with senior citizens.- Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 22, 2014
This run is 27-6- Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 22, 2014
To everyone saying Michigan hasn't committed a foul, U-M is third-best in the nation in defensive FT rate. They don't foul.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
There's a reason why opponents have 707 three-point attempts against this Texas team. They haven't defended it well all year.- Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 22, 2014
Very small and disinterested Texas crowd here in Milwaukee. Michigan fans loud. Which one's the basketball school?- Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) March 22, 2014
Texas fan after Michigan called for first foul of the game at 4:12 mark: "Have mercy!"- Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 22, 2014
This one's for the 2005 Rose Bowl.- Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) March 22, 2014
I enjoy the hell out of the tournament but this game just makes me wish these two were playing a football game instead.- Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) March 22, 2014
¯_(ツ)_/¯- Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) March 22, 2014
Texas should just be all "oh shoot I forgot I have to drive my mom to work gotta go sorry"- sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) March 22, 2014
Most threes Michigan has made in an NCAA Tournament game was 13 vs. UNC in Sweet 16 in 1989. U-M has seven in the first half.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
Pray. RT @Stareagle Felix is 5'11". Not sure what he's supposed to do against the GR3-oop.- Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 22, 2014
Actively giggling right now.- Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 22, 2014
I love that the color commentator keeps saying this is incredible. Michigan's done this four times in 11 NCAA Tournament games since 2010.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
Texas hit a pair of 3s to show some signs of life, then Michigan gets a dunk and its 8th three of the half. Offensive efficiency is sick.- Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) March 22, 2014
That Burger King ad during Michigan's game is as close as Webber's been to the program in 20 years- Yost (@MZoneBlog) March 22, 2014
Yeah, the Big 12 was the best conference in the country this year. Hahaha. Michigan, MSU and Wisconsin look pretty darned good to me.- Gerry Ahern (@USATGerryAhern) March 22, 2014
Beilein is toying with these guys. "What should we do next to score out of a timeout?" 43-26 at 1:17.- Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) March 22, 2014
Beilein's got the managers blocking the overhead cam from the huddle with erase boards. Not sharing secrets.- Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 22, 2014
See ya, Texas. http://t.co/jao7BflRV3- SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) March 22, 2014
Based on money, resources, TV network, facilities, and fan support, #Texas has the most disappointing football/hoops combo in America.- Kevin Gehl (@KevinGehlWLNS) March 22, 2014
Michigan making this look effortless right now. #GoBlue- Clint Copenhaver (@copietime43) March 22, 2014
Smart use of fouls by Michigan. It's almost like the Wolverines have an elite coach or something ...- Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 22, 2014
Beilein angry that Texas got to paint and was fouled for two free points before half. Leapt and stomped. Best vertical I've seen from him.- Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 22, 2014
Four Factors (Mich, Tex)
eFG%: 67.9, 43.3
OReb%: 23.1, 33.3
TO%: 6.7, 13.3
FTR: 17.9, 13.3
PPP: 1.433 (!!), 1.000 (30 poss.)- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
Second Half:
Basketball is fun when the shots are dropping pic.twitter.com/PKOSz1X14k- Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) March 22, 2014
Another JMo rarity: the drive to the hoop pic.twitter.com/WjghNYoDkt- Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) March 22, 2014
This one is just begging for a low key Horford note: RT @DJPhotoVideo: Oop reaction from the bench mob pic.twitter.com/IOsF2nSCas- Hoover Street Rag (@hooverstreet) March 22, 2014
More 2-3 zone from Texas...more licking of chops by Michigan. Triple by Walton.- Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 22, 2014
Michigan putting Stauskas in the middle against the zone on that possession. That's a new look.- Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 22, 2014
Rick Barnes is checking to make sure he isn't standing there in his underwear, bc this could very well be a terrible, terrible nightmare.- Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 22, 2014
"B-7." "Miss." "B-7." "Um, miss." "B-7." "Seriously?" - playing Battleship with Rick Barnes- sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) March 22, 2014
Nik Stauskas as the high-post guy against a 2-3 zone is basketball nightmare fuel. Defender can't make a good decision.- Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) March 22, 2014
Hey @umichbball - we'll cheer for you, you cheer for us. Deal?
#B1G pic.twitter.com/P1s4Y7RBkW- Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) March 22, 2014
With that last sequence, Jordan Morgan grabbed his 703rd career rebound, passing Chris Webber for 15th-most in U-M history.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
Michigan matches biggest lead 53-35. Have no idea how Texas could get back in this. Can't shoot, and has the worst zone defense ever.- Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) March 22, 2014
Cameron Ridley is a poor man's Derrick Nix. As in, bankrupt.- Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) March 22, 2014
I get that you have to try *something* after that bad of a defensive half, but Michigan just destroyed Texas' zone in first 3 possessions.- Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) March 22, 2014
Michigan has 13 assists on 18 baskets. That's an A/FGM of 72.2%. Michigan's rate this season is 55.8%.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
Rebounds: Michigan 20, Texas 20. Jordan Morgan has seven of those for Michigan.- Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 22, 2014
6-0. MT @ItsAntWright: @DrewCHallett what's our record when [Morgan] scores double digits- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
Not ideal form. pic.twitter.com/WQdLgBzkF0- Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 22, 2014
I must say I'm liking this.- Rich Eisen (@richeisen) March 22, 2014
Texas' OReb% is up to 44.4%. Michigan has to do a much better job on the boards or UT will make a run.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
Texas getting close to 50% on the offensive glass. The way Texas has scored all season, and the reason they're getting back in it.- Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 22, 2014
Texas within 10, 8-0 run. Stauskas hasn't touched the ball the last five times down the court. Need to change that. 11:55 remaining.- Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) March 22, 2014
Texas has rebounded 7 of 10 misses in the second half. Poor second half defensive rebounding keeping Longhorns in the game.- Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) March 22, 2014
Every time Michigan needs a big shot Nik Stauskas delivers it. Big three out of the timeout- Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) March 22, 2014
Eleven threes. #MadeInMarch pic.twitter.com/yRYDYqUd8Q- Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 22, 2014
Michigan has stopped getting the ball inside, which is allowing Texas to stay at the arc.- Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) March 22, 2014
Stauskas and Beilein with a quick back-and-forth. Nick was getting impatient before last make. Forced last shot. Beilein didn't like it much- Brad Galli (@BradGalli) March 22, 2014
Texas has 16 defensive rebounds. It also has 16 offensive rebounds. No shock Michigan vulnerable on glass, but it's giving Longhorns life.- Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) March 22, 2014
And by Texas' offense, I mean: Toss it at the glass and play volleyball with it.- Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 22, 2014
Texas has seven (!) offensive rebounds in the last five minutes. That's unacceptable.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
If Stauskus had finished that I'd have fallen out of my chair.- Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) March 22, 2014
Derrick Walton and Martez Walker chasing down that loose ball. Seen that before.- Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) March 22, 2014
For as much of a drought it seems Michigan is in, Texas' halftime deficit of 13 has only shrunk by 3 points at the midway point of the half.- Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 22, 2014
Everyone makes their free throws against Michigan. Even the teams that are not supposed to. See: Purdue and Texas.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
That's a "little" understatement. RT @detnewsRodBeard: Michigan looking a little out-of-sorts on offense ...- Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 22, 2014
Texas is basically getting an offensive rebound on every trip at this point.- Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 22, 2014
Robinson could have caught that shot. Wow.- Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 22, 2014
Walton, with 8 pts, now the only Wolverine starter not in double figures- Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) March 22, 2014
That's the GR3 Michigan needs. With Michigan suddenly in danger, he doesn't settle. He attacks basket and Michigan up 60-52 with 7:16 left.- Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) March 22, 2014
March Madness was a lot easier to enjoy when your school sucked and you could just watch from a distance.- Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 22, 2014
Whatever assertiveness Nik Stauskas showed getting to the basket this whole season is suddenly in GR3's possession.- Daniel Feldman (@danfeldman31) March 22, 2014
This is the Glenn Robinson III U-M fans have been begging for: attacking the basket, hitting threes. He's keeping the Wolverines safe.- Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 22, 2014
Michigan's got a 60.0 eFG% with a turnover rate of 8.6%. Really, really tough to beat that.- Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 22, 2014
Michigan's worst DReb% of the season was 51.4% against Arizona. U-M currently at 47.2%.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
Spike Albrecht was trying to guard Cameron Ridley, and it went about as well as you could expect, and RIP Spike- Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) March 22, 2014
With that three, Spike Albrecht improved to 10-for-11 on threes in the NCAA Tournament in his career. Seriously.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
Texas is a 66.6% free throw shooting team. They are currently shooting 93.8%.- Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 22, 2014
Michigan plays some beautiful Beilein basketball.- Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelCBS) March 22, 2014
Rick Barnes just gave the "oh what the hell" ... Michigan now with 14 triples.- Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 22, 2014
School record. Michigan just made its 14th three, the most in the NCAA Tournament.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
No basket but an intentional foul committed against Jordan Morgan. He's balled out today.- Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 22, 2014
I love it when Morgan goes full-Hulk.- Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 22, 2014
@KyleBogie Go home, Spike. You're drunk. pic.twitter.com/fyTMg8ypOO- Ian Cameron (@Ian_Cameron) March 22, 2014
Michigan has four players with 14 points each: Morgan, Stauskas, Robinson and LeVert.- Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 22, 2014
What a game for Jordan Morgan.- Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 22, 2014
Morgan checks out, he's still fired up. Headbutts McGary in the chest.- Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 22, 2014
Postgame:
Sit on it, Texas. Thanks #Milwaukee! Indy brace yourselves because #WEWORK #goblue pic.twitter.com/jc4Fynqznx- MVictors (@MVictors) March 22, 2014
Michigan will advance to the Sweet 16 for the 13th time in school history and for the second straight season.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
Michigan wins 27 games in a season for the fifth time in school history and for the second year in a row.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
John Beilein becomes the sixth active coach to win 700 games in his career.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
Jordan Morgan tremendous today, fired up by Texas' big guys. He raises arms to crowd as he leaves game and Michigan rolls to victory.- Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) March 22, 2014
It's just as Sweet the 2nd year in a row.- MGoShoe (@MGoShoe) March 22, 2014
Analysis: Michigan SPORTS'd better than Texas could even hope to SPORTS. It's clear who was doing the real SPORTSing today.- Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 22, 2014
Up 13 with 30 seconds left, Beilein giving Spike the business. pic.twitter.com/TyyhKd1FqX- Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 22, 2014
Win total updates: Glen Rice 102, Jordan Morgan 101. Class of 1989 104, Class of 2014 103. #BeatSomeone #Indy- Griffin Hickman (@griffinhickman) March 22, 2014
Michigan looks good and so does its bracket.- Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) March 22, 2014
Jordan Morgan is averaging 12.5 points and 10 rebounds through the first two games of the NCAA Tournament.- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
Go Blue. Hail...- Kenny Demens (@kdemens25) March 22, 2014
We mess with Texas. #goblue #MarchMadness #SweetSixteen- Ben Noble (@thenoble_1) March 22, 2014
Stauskas ties a career high with 8 assists.- Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 22, 2014
Heading back to Indy! Michigan returns to scene of Big Ten tournament after 79-65 win over Texas. #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/16lChOSqih- NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 22, 2014
Oh, that's @JustJMo. RT @USATODAYsports: Michigan moves on after dropping Texas, 79-65 pic.twitter.com/uo2kzVC7Rl- Stephen J. Nesbitt (@stephenjnesbitt) March 22, 2014
Sweet 16 ✔️- Zack Novak (@novak3159) March 22, 2014
Let's GO BLUE- Tim Hardaway Jr (@T_HardJR) March 22, 2014
Jordan Morgan @JustJMo with 15 and 9. Player of the game, a man in a 79-65 win over Texas.- Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) March 22, 2014
Longhorns got that work! #GOBLUE- Benny Blue (@bennyblueeyes) March 22, 2014
UM fans screaming applause at Beilein as he's doing postgame radio -- Beilein: "Thanks for coming out."- Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 22, 2014
Michigan is experiencing its own #McConaissance right now. RT @umichbball Alright, Alright, Alright. pic.twitter.com/9IzhZmOMgP- Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) March 22, 2014
Bacari in the locker room "we just won the Milwaukee championship"- Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) March 22, 2014
JMo with the monster game today. Seen here dunking amidst 3 Texas defenders pic.twitter.com/ml9U1fgWkJ- Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) March 22, 2014
"@T_HardJR: Let's GO BLUE" they already played Tim. HALOL- Stuart Douglass (@SWD_16) March 22, 2014
John Beilein #mancrushsaturday- Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 22, 2014
Nope. RT @JordanBrenner: I feel confident in saying there won't be 10 pros better than Nik Stauskas in this year's draft.- Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 22, 2014
#hail- Courtney Avery (@CAvery5) March 22, 2014
So many shots like these coming your way soon... pic.twitter.com/pzHuNx83Lu- Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) March 22, 2014
Good thing I prematurely booked a flight to Indianapolis. #uconcious- Andrew Beilein (@AndrewBeilein) March 22, 2014
First thing when beilein reaches locker room, Bacari reads off defense stats. "Defense lives here, coach"- Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) March 22, 2014
Mitch loving it. Bacari still mean muggin pic.twitter.com/KOSCs3ohGQ- Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) March 22, 2014
Sweet 16 with ease. #Hail- Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) March 22, 2014
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Can't believe this dunk rattled out for Nik. Would have been his best yet pic.twitter.com/tfH5MNJwss- Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) March 22, 2014
Hard fought game. Hats off to the Longhorns, a young, resilient team. Congrats to @umichbball for making the Sweet 16. #GoBlue- Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) March 22, 2014
EYYYY! pic.twitter.com/WBiqBHSU1s- Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 22, 2014
GR3 with one of Michigan's best blocks all season pic.twitter.com/huP2h6mYZs- Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) March 22, 2014
SWEETNESS! https://t.co/24Hffrmo4K- Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 22, 2014
Horford on Dakich's pregame dancing: Not too shabby pic.twitter.com/9ZltXE9smF- Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) March 22, 2014
Sweet Sixteen! @umichbball #BlueKnowIt- Rich Eisen (@richeisen) March 22, 2014
Michigan has won its first two games in each of the past two NCAA Tournaments by double digits:
SDSU: +15
VCU: +25
Wofford: +17
Texas: +14- Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 22, 2014
Nik Stauskas scored or assisted on 48% of the Wolverines' points vs Texas.- ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 22, 2014
Win number 27 for @umichbball is the sweetest so far. #MadeInMarch pic.twitter.com/AFY806Hiz6- adidas Basketball (@adidasHoops) March 22, 2014
Congrats to coach Beilein ....he gets the game ball for his 700 win. #michvoice pic.twitter.com/HbjcSbte5Z- Matt Shepard (@ShepMatt) March 23, 2014
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