"When you practice your jump shot as much as I have, you just hope one day it’ll pay off."
The Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team is still alive in the NCAA Tournament, thanks to freshman Jordan Poole who hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer against Houston over the weekend. For the record, it was Jordan Poole who hit the shot, not Academy Award winner Jordan Peele.
Immediately after Poole's epic game-winner, Michigan fans took to twitter to congratulate him but mistakenly @'d Peele, who responded by taking credit for helping the Wolverines advance to the Sweet 16.
"I wanna thank everyone for the congratulatory messages. When you practice your jump shot as much as I have, you just hope one day it’ll pay off."
"After the shot went in, I didn't know it went in," Poole said, per ESPN. "I looked at the bench. I was always thinking if I hit a shot like that, I didn't want to get tackled. So I was kind of trying to avoid everybody, but I gave up and they tackled me and it was an amazing experience."
"In situations like that, you just kinda gotta be ready," Poole said. "And I definitely thought [Abdur-Rahkman] was going to shoot it, but I saw that he kind of got swarmed by defenders, and I tried to find the gate to get open, and I just hit the shot."
Michigan, the #3 seed in the West region, will now take on the #7 Texas A&M Aggies on Thursday night. That game will air on TBS at approximately 7:37pm ET.