The ending of Michigan's by-the-nails win over Tennessee was as dramatic as it gets, with Tennessee mounting a comeback from being down double digits to pull it within one in the final minute. According to Deadspin's Timothy Burke, the last minute of the game took 18 minutes, nine seconds in real time due to all of the starts and stops.
But in all the drama, the refs were once again the story. With 28.6 seconds remaining, a missed three-pointer by Tennessee was deflected out of bounds. Replays showed that Volunteer Jeronne Maymon was the last one to touch the ball, but even after reviewing it, the officials said the ball belonged to Tennessee.
Then, with less than 10 seconds left, Tennessee was inbounding under its basket down one point. The officials quickly blew a whistle on Jarnell Stokes, claiming he committed a charge against Jordan Morgan. This gave the ball back to Michigan and effectively ended the game, but many observers disagreed with the call.
Chris Chase of For The Win broke down the drama surrounding the final charge call:
"Tough call, but the right one," Clark Kellogg said on CBS after the game, putting him in disagreement with the majority of viewers not wearing maize and blue. Maybe it was a charge, maybe it was a block. The right call was none at all — not with six seconds left in a one-point Sweet 16 game.