Michigan storms back to bounce Colorado State in NCAA Tournament

Indianapolis— Poor perimeter shooting. Careless turnovers. Defensive rebounding issues. A horrible first half.

No. 11 seed Michigan found a way to overcome it all in its first-round NCAA Tournament game against No. 6 Colorado State and extend its season for at least one more game.

The Wolverines put together a dominating second-half performance to rally from a 15-point deficit and advance to the Round of 32 with a 75-63 win on Thursday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Michigan center Hunter Dickinson (1) celebrates with teammate Frankie Collins, right, during the second half.

Sophomore center Hunter Dickinson had 21 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots for Michigan (18-14), which outscored Colorado State 46-27 in the second half and shot 60% from the field after halftime (15-for-25).

BOX SCORE: Michigan 75, Colorado State 63

Freshman guard Frankie Collins added a season-high 14 points in his first start in place of DeVante’ Jones (concussion), while fifth-year senior guard Eli Brooks scored 16 and freshman forward Caleb Houstan 13.

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