Top-Ranked Arizona Rallies Past Michigan

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Christian Petersen/Getty Images(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — Brandon Ashley scored 18 points and Nick Johnson hit six free throws in the final 25 seconds of the game, as top-ranked Arizona overcame an 11-point second half deficit and rallies past Michigan 72-70, Saturday.

Arizona (11-0) took its first lead since the 14:21 mark of the first half when Rondae Hollis-Jefferson converted an and one with . Hollis-Jefferson hit his free throw to put Ariz2:32 remaining, making the score 63-62. After that, the teams traded baskets before Arizona took the lead for good when Johnson hit two free throws after being fouled by Michigan big man Mitch McGary with 25 seconds left.

Gabe York essentially sealed the game for Arizona when he hit his first free throw, making the score 72-70 with 1.4 seconds remaining. York intentionally missed his second free throw and Michigan’s half court shot was off, as Arizona remains undefeated.

Glen Robinson III had a game-high 20 points and Caris LeVert added 15 in the loss.

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