2023-24 Season

Game 8: Michigan at Oregon Recap

Michigan’s return leg against Oregon was delayed long enough to be decided by a freshman guard who spent his high school years looking up to Payton Pritchard.

Wolverine fans will remember that Pritchard hit the game-winner in overtime in Ann Arbor in 2019. Now freshman guard Jackson Shelstad, who attended the same high school as Pritchard, knocked off the Wolverines with a 30-foot overtime winner four years later.

It was a get-right opportunity for the Wolverines that was wasted despite a heroic night from sophomore point guard Dug McDaniel, who scored 33 points and hit seven 3-pointers in a career night.

And it is a long flight home for a Michigan team that continues to show offensive promise and the inability to put together anything resembling an effective defense.

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