Wolverines fend off Wofford’s upset attempt

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MILWAUKEE – Glenn Robinson III scored 14 points, and second-seeded Michigan started its quest for a second straight trip to the Final Four by beating 15th-seeded Wofford 57-40.

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.

Texas 87, Arizona State 85: Cameron Ridley’s buzzer-beating layup lifted Texas to a second-round win in Milwaukee.

Jonathan Holmes missed badly on a long 3-pointer for the seventh-seeded Longhorns in the final seconds, but Ridley emerged from the scrum with the ball and banked it in as time expired over the outstretched fingers of an ASU defender.

Ridley finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Longhorns (24-10).

Jordan Bachynski scored 22 points for No. 10 seed Arizona State (21-12).

Saint Louis 83, N.C. State 80, OT: Rob Loe scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, helping St. Louis wipe out a late 14-point deficit and pull away in overtime to beat North Carolina State in Orlando, Fla.

Jordair Jett overcame a slow start to score 18, doing most of his damage while the fifth-seeded Billikens (27-6) were making their comeback in the last 5 minutes of regulation.

Both teams shot horribly from the free-throw line, with Saint Louis shooting 12-for-26 and No. 12 seed NC State shooting 20-for-37.