Michigan basketball comes back for 78-69 overtime win over UCLA

Michigan came from behind for a 78-69 overtime win against UCLA on Saturday afternoon at Crisler Arena. The Wolverines trailed by as many as 15 in the second half, but came back for an important nonconference win at home.

Forward Moe Wagner led Michigan (8-3) with 23 points and went 10-for-16 from the floor. Charles Matthews chipped in 20 points for the Wolverines, who got the win despite shooting 8-for-22 from the free throw line.

The Bruins (7-2) led 46-31 with 14:48 left in the second half but slowly fumbled the lead down the stretch. Michigan trailed by four with less than a minute left but forced overtime with some clutch free throws from freshman guard Eli Brooks. Michigan went on to outscore UCLA, 13-4, in overtime.

The win for John Beilein’s team comes on the heels of a 71-62 loss to Ohio State on Monday night. Michigan coughed up a 13-point halftime lead in that game to fall to 1-1 in the Big Ten.

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