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Glenn Robinson III beats his father’s alma mater at the buzzer (VIDEO)

Feb 26, 2014, 9:26 PM EDT

Glenn Robinson III hit a leaner over two Purdue defenders to give No. 16 Michigan a 77-76 overtime win over Purdue in West Lafayette on Wednesday night.

That shot is going to get him headlines, if for no reason other than the fact that his father — the Big Dog, Glenn Robinson — is one of Purdue’s most famous alumni. So while the bucket gave the Wolverines a win, and the win kept Michigan a game in front of Michigan State in the Big Ten standings, the bigger story here is that Robinson was, you know, the best player on the floor for the Wolverines.

Robinson finished with 17 points, eight boards and three assists on 7-for-11 shooting on a night when John Beilein’s two big-dogs — Nik Stauskas and Caris LeVert — combined to shoot 9-for-30 from the field.

That’s big for Michigan.

Robinson has all the talent in the world. He’s got the physical tools of a first round pick and the kind of range that will make intrigue many-a-GM with a lottery pick. But he’s got a bad habit of disappearing. He’s not all that aggressive and he has a bad habit of disappearing during big games, happy to pigeon-hole himself as a perimeter jump-shooter.

He can be more, and Michigan needs him to be more, especially on the nights where Stauskas and LeVert struggle with the amount of defensive attention that they are going to get. In the last two games, Robinson is averaging 16.0 points and 6.5 boards while shooting 13-for-23 from the floor with just four of those shot attempts coming from beyond the arc.

Michigan fans won’t complain if he stays hot.

  1. thejjtrain - Feb 26, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Purdue had so many chances to win this game, but you cant blow a 17 point first half lead and miss free throws with a one point lead in the final minute and expect to win.

  2. packhawk04 - Feb 26, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Hi, im fnc111. I have no life. Im a bitter, bitter person. Ill say something i think is witty about a school, and then ill feel better about my stupid life.

  3. garyleee - Feb 26, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Loser jurk off you are. You dummy

  4. packhawk04 - Feb 27, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    Yep, its me again… fnc111… makin another comment, just further verifying that what i said before is true. I’ll probably make another comment or two as well, considering i dont have any life to speak of.

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