Less than three months later, Bowser, a former Houston guard, was watching from home as the sixth-seeded Cougars missed three of four free throws in the final 25 seconds of their second-round NCAA tournament game against Michigan. The No. 3 seed Wolverines, trailing 63-61 with 3.6 seconds remaining after a timeout, ran a play for Jordan Poole. From almost 30 feet, with a hand in his face, the freshman reserve stroked a buzzer-beating game-winner. In Michigan’s four conference tournament games preceding the Big Dance, he hadn’t hit even one 3-pointer.