Longhorns fail at Sweet 16 bid with 79-65 loss to Michigan

Texas vs. Michigan

Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns guard Martez Walker (24) walks off the court with teammates after losing to the Michigan Wolverines during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee on March 22, 2014. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

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by JAY COHEN

Associated Press

Posted on March 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nik Stauskas and Michigan are headed back to the Sweet 16.

Stauskas had 17 points and eight assists to lead the Wolverines to a 79-65 victory over Texas in the third round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday.

Jordan Morgan added 15 points and 10 rebounds as Michigan (27-8) advanced to next week's Midwest Regional semifinals in Indianapolis. The Wolverines will face the winner of Sunday's Mercer-Tennessee game in Raleigh, N.C.

Michigan lost to Louisville in the national championship game a year ago.

Isiah Taylor scored 22 points for Texas on 8-for-22 shooting. The Longhorns (24-11) outrebounded the Wolverines 41-30, but got off to a slow start and never recovered.

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