Michigan fell to the Oregon Ducks last night, 69-68, in a back-and-forth heartbreaker. Michigan’s star guard, senior Derrick Walton Jr., missed a three-point shot as time expired. He finished the game leading the Wolverines with 20 points, adding 8 assists and 5 rebounds.

Michigan’s main problem during the game came from a lack of inside presence. Forwards D.J. Wilson and Moritz Wagner were noticeably quiet, finishing with only a combined 11 rebounds, and just 1 offensive rebound. Zak Irvin stepped up with 19 points throughout the game, and Michigan got valuable minutes off the bench from Duncan Robinson when Wagner had to sit with foul trouble. However, constant defensive pressure from the Ducks resulted in an uncharacteristic 7 turnovers in the first half by the Wolverines.

On the Ducks’ side, Tyler Dorsey led the scoring with 20 points. Jordan Bell played well for Oregon as well, posting a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. PAC-12 player of the year Dillon Brooks was relatively quiet during the first half, but finished the game with 12 points. The Ducks will face Kansas in the Elite 8.