(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)
Michigan Wolverines guard Derrick Walton Jr. (10) loses control of the ball, as Wofford Terriers guard Karl Cochran (2) defends, in second round NCAA Championship action, Wofford vs. Michigan, in Milwaukee, Thursday, March 20, 2014.
NCAA Tournament: Michigan 57, Wofford 40
By GENARO C. ARMAS
| AP Sports Writer
First Published Mar 20 2014 07:29 pm • Last Updated Mar 21 2014 04:39 pm
MILWAUKEE • Glenn Robinson III scored 14 points and second-seeded Michigan started their quest for a second straight trip to the Final Four by beating 15th-seeded Wofford 57-40 on Thursday night.
The Wolverines (26-8) capitalized on their decisive edge in athleticism on the undersized Terriers (20-13) but still had some nervous moments after missing 15 of their first 18 shots in the second half.
Karl Cochran’s 3-pointer with 9:25 left whittled an 18-point deficit to 40-33.
But the Wolverines regrouped, and Caris LeVert’s 3 with 4:17 left gave them a 15-point lead to deflate Wofford’s dreams of an upset.
Cochran finished with 17 points, while Robinson hit big shots in the same arena his father played in as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1990s.
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