7:32 remaining: Duke 64, Michigan 54
After watching #1 seed Pittsburgh lose to a Butler team that seems to always have a glass slipper on, Duke is playing a Michigan team that won’t go away. Former Wolverine and Jets Wide Receiver Braylon Edwards tweets:
Let's Go! Were WOLVERINES we don't quit! #GoBLUE
Down 8 with 7 min to go.. Can michigan come back??
Duke built a 15 point lead but Michigan is fighting back, down 8. I like the fight but don't think they have the horses yet to sustain
This is a time to for u to be bias jay RT @jayfeely: Michigan is fighting back, down 8. I like the fight but don't think they have...
The southwest and southeast sides of my bracket are #dead. If Duke losses I'm #dead as well!
Then after Duke guard crossed-over Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. Carr tweeted again:
Damn he Hardaway'd his ass! Pun intended
Nolan smith with the hardaway cross over #ouch
But back to the actively tweeting Brandon Carr who tweets:
That boy Nolan #heatingUP
.....and here comes the rout
Then a 7-0 Michigan run occurs and Carr tweets again:
This is shaping up to be a good game.
UPDATE: 1:18 remaining Duke 70, Michigan 69 – Duke commits shot clock violation facing the pressure of Michigan’s halfcourt 1-3-1 zone and Tim Hardaway Jr. hits a 3-pointer.
And who other than Brandon Carr tweets:
Folks, we have ourselves a freakin BALL GAME!!! Yessir!
And Braylon Edwards tweets again:
What A Play Lil Tim!!!!! #LetsGoBlue
I see you Hardaway Jr. #Wolverines ... Uh oh #Duke fans!! We've got a great one on our hands!!!
Who's watching this Duke and Michigan game? Down to the wire...
Jay Feely is at it again:
Down 1 after two huge 3's!!! Go Blue!!
UPDATE: 8.7 seconds remaining: Duke 73, Michigan 71
FINAL: Duke wins 73-71 in a crazy second half.
The Cardinals teammates are both disappointed as Feely and Breaston tweet respectively:
Great effort by the Wolverines. Shot to tie or win at the buzzer, couldn't ask for more than that, except maybe to you know make the shot!
Great run by @Michigan_mbball. That effort should make any Michigan Man proud. Young team...they'll be back next year! #GoBlue
He was, but u won't get that call v.Duke RT @ericdavidsonsrq: @desmond_howard i thought novack was fouled getting rebound at other end
And perhaps Lamarr Woodley is a little bitter when tweets again:
Duke wont get passed the winner of this texas/arizona game
Well, only time will tell if Duke will get past the Sweet 16, but one thing is for sure, former Michigan athletes certainly show pride in their Wolverines.