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Houston Coach Kelvin Sampson On Michigan Loss: "I Didn't Think The Best Team Won That Game"

The final possession of Houston-Michigan.

Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson had an interesting quote after his team's loss to Michigan on Saturday night.

This year's NCAA Tournament has featured a number of buzzer-beaters, but perhaps none were as impressive as Jordan Poole's last-second heave to knock off Houston. Poole, with the Wolverines trailing 63-61, threw up what seemed like a prayer just before the buzzer sounded. It found the bottom of the basket, and Michigan moved on.

Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson doesn't think that the best team won the game, though. Sampson told Mark Berman of FOX 26 that his team didn't get lucky - but he thought they were the better team in the matchup.

"I'm proud of our team. Sometimes in situations like that, you have to get lucky. Michigan made a great play, but I didn't think the best team won that game last night. Every kid on our team thought we would win that game, and we played that way."

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Michigan fans likely won't agree with Sampson. That being said, Houston did have a number of opportunities to ice the game and couldn't get it done. Poole's shot made it that much more painful for the Cougars.