Tim Hardaway Jr. unties Andre Drummond’s shoelace (Video)

Tim Hardaway Jr shoelaceTim Hardaway Jr. decided to have a little fun during the Rising Stars Challenge (or whatever the heck they call that game) on Friday night in New Orleans. While standing in the free throw line, he reached to untie the shoelaces of opponent Andre Drummond.

No doubt he learned the move from his knuckleheaded teammate JR Smith, who was actually fined for untying his opponents’ shoelaces during multiple games. At least Drummond seemed to take it well.

Video via @jonahkaner

Tim Hardaway Jr. throws down sick reverse dunk against VCU (Video)

Tim-Hardaway-Jr-dunkOn Saturday afternoon, Michigan put together arguably the best all-around performance we have seen from any team since the NCAA Tournament began. The Wolverines destroyed a VCU team that was impressive in its opening-round win against Akron. As you can see, Tim Hardaway Jr. put the exclamation point on a dominating 78-53 win with a nasty reverse dunk in the second half.

Hardaway Jr. scored 14 points in the win and was 3-for-5 from beyond the arc. The one player VCU really seemed to have no answer for was freshman forward Mitch McGary, who dominated the post and scored 21 points on 10 of 11 shooting. He also grabbed 14 rebounds.

Simply put, Michigan proved why it has been a popular Final Four pick out of the South region. The Wolverines now await the winner of Kansas and North Carolina. A potential matchup with the Jayhawks could wind up being one of the best games of the tournament.

Did Tim Hardaway Jr. foul Aaron Craft? (Video)

Tim Hardaway Aaron CraftNo. 3 Michigan rebounded from a loss to Indiana Saturday with a thrilling 76-74 overtime win over rival Ohio State in Ann Arbor Tuesday. Tim Hardaway Jr. led both teams with 23 points on 6-of-9 3-pointers — including five straight during the second half — but he may have gotten away with a foul on the last play of the game.

Ohio State guard Aaron Craft got the ball with 7.6 seconds left following a missed Wolverines free throw. He dribbled the length of the court and attempted a layup to tie the game, but his shot was blocked for the second straight possession. Hardaway appeared to make contact with him, but no foul was called, giving Michigan the win.

Hardaway even admitted after the game that he made contact with Craft.

“I saw the ball in my face, so I just tried to wrap it up,” Hardaway said, via The Associated Press. “Probably got his arm or something like that, but like I said, it’s up to the refs to call that call, and they let it go.”

Craft similarly felt the contact.

“There was a bit of contact,” said Craft. “But they didn’t call it, so I guess it wasn’t a foul.”

Perhaps even more confounding for the Buckeyes than the no-call at the end of the game is why Deshaun Thomas didn’t attempt a shot in the deciding period.