Trey Burke "The Shot" vs Jordan Poole

Submitted by Bo4President on March 18th, 2018 at 12:05 PM

Hello MGoBlue Family!

Like most of us today; I am riding the high after last nights shot by Jordan Poole.  Incredbile!  I couldn't help but think after last night about all my favorite moments with Michigan Basketball.  Many with the Fab Five of course.

But when it came down to the final seconds; my favorite has been Trey Burke vs Kansas. 

Does this beat Trey's shot against Kansas?  Curious to get the boards thoughts on Jordan Poole's shot last night vs Trey's shot. 

How does this rank and do you have a better moment that beats these two great shots in history.

It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine; GO BLUE!


Note: I tried linking (youtube)Trey's shot as a refersher from youtube but site wasn't allowing me for some reason.



March 18th, 2018 at 12:17 PM ^

I'm not sure how to compare them in terms of pressure.  Trey dribbled it upcourt knowing he'd probably take the shot, and did, while Poole didn't know if he'd get it and had to instantly catch and shoot.  Trey left a bit of a time and we might have had one more shot at a 3 if we'd gotten the offensive rebound while for Poole, that was it, win or lose.

Both were just awesome, that's all.




March 18th, 2018 at 12:28 PM ^

think last night involved more luck. Burke was pure from there, and he “had the puppies organized.”
He had that range, it wasn’t the first time Burke had poured in a 30 footer that was good all the way. Poole is a very good shooter but last night was a prayer.


March 18th, 2018 at 2:38 PM ^

Didn't Burke bank his shot in?

I'll take a pure swish, walk-off, buzzer beater 3 as the horn is sounding over a banked in 3 to tie with 4 seconds left.


March 18th, 2018 at 3:02 PM ^

Poole's definitely had a higher degree of difficulty (had to catch and shoot super quickly).  So yeah, it was either luckier or more impressive or both.

It was also to win the game whereas Burke's was just to go to OT.

So this is a really tough one.  Burke's shot definitely grew in Michigan lore with each additional win because the Final Four banner made it mean something.

Poole's is probably overall behind right now but has a chance to overtake Burke's shot depending on how far we go.



March 18th, 2018 at 2:48 PM ^

they are eternally Michigan Basketball legends. However I give credit to Jordan Poole simply for the sake, he's a freshman. Burke by that point was the clear alpha dog and if it makes any sense, he was built for that moment. Poole reacted and made the play. Each as far as I am concerned equally aMAIZEing, and catapulted our team one step closer, but the weight on the shoulders of a freshman vs the confidence as a team leader and senior, I give the nod to Poole.

Gentleman Squirrels

March 18th, 2018 at 12:08 PM ^

They were both clutch. They were both long, but I think Poole was even more guarded than Burke.

I think what this team does from now on will decide how it compares. If Michigan goes on a run and ends up winning the championship, it'll be better. If they lose next round, then Burke's will be better because it meant so much more.

snarling wolverine

March 18th, 2018 at 12:11 PM ^

They're both legendary in their own right.  You say "the Trey Burke shot" and everyone knows.  The "Jordan Poole shot" will be the same.  

It's interesting that both were from about the same distance, just on opposite sides of the floor.  Someone better at technology than me should splice the two together into a video to compare the shots.



March 18th, 2018 at 3:10 PM ^

I must admit that for half a second I thought about doing the same. But having witnessed some pretty dramatic miracles in the Beilein era, I clung to a shred of hope. Feels pretty awesome to have seen a fair number of these in the last 5 years. Poole against Houston, MAAR against Maryland, GRIII against Purdue, Chapman against Indiana. And of course Burke's shot.

Chitown Kev

March 18th, 2018 at 12:15 PM ^

even though Burke's shot only tied the game, when Kansas called the TO after the shot,you knew that Michigan had already won...Burke's shot was...well...Deron Williams in 2005 against Arizona epic...

That can change, though.



March 18th, 2018 at 12:20 PM ^

We took down the #1 seed after fighting back from a huge deficit. This game was a sludgefart against a lower seed in an otherwise terrible performance. This game winner was incredible—and probably a crazier shot—but the Burke shot was still more meaningful, IMO.

snarling wolverine

March 18th, 2018 at 12:41 PM ^

I thought this was a really good defensive performance, just ugly on the other end.

Houston didn't have the profile of 2013 Kansas obviously, but they were apparently a top 10 team (per Torvik) over the past month and it sure seemed like they had our offense scouted down.  They held Cincy to 55 in their conference title game.  It's a solid win even if not pretty.




March 18th, 2018 at 12:21 PM ^

I was in the building for the Trey shot, so that one will always rank high in my book. Plus that one was the culmination of an unbelievable comeback. Still in awe of how they clawed back in a game against the 1-seed like that.


March 18th, 2018 at 12:23 PM ^

Trey’s trey for me. I ran around my house after Poole’s ball went in, but let’s be honest, that was a heave and the gods were on our side. Trey got to his spot on the court and made an amazing shot. Poole’s result however was obviously more climatic as it ended the game. Burke’s got us to OT.


March 18th, 2018 at 12:24 PM ^

They were different situations and both epic in their own right, and I think that's the key really. Both of these moments, among others in Michigan sports history, are moments where I know where I was and what I was doing when I saw them happen. In that sense, they are kind of on the same plane for me. 


March 18th, 2018 at 12:26 PM ^

I just remember tingling with excitement after both games.  Feeling blessed and happy.  

Would you ask someone which of their kids is their favorite?  That's the way this question feels to me.



March 18th, 2018 at 1:13 PM ^

This is my take on it, and I was there last night. That Trey shot was magic. Poole's shot felt completely improbably. I felt like that game was already lost, and we stole victory right out of their hands. Trey's shot I kind of expected him to hit. 2 different teams, different heros all together.

Fab and Fresh

March 18th, 2018 at 2:09 PM ^

I see it literally the diametric opposite of you. I felt like we would win last night virtually the entire time. The only time I really was anxious was when we were down with one possession to go.

Burke’s shot was a gift from the basketball gods that I certainly did not expect especially against a team like KU.


March 18th, 2018 at 12:30 PM ^

I watched both highlights on YouTube and I cannot say which ranks higher because the baggy shorts all of the players are wearing in 2013 distracted me.


March 18th, 2018 at 12:34 PM ^

The jury is out since we're still playing, but for now, Trey's shot still has it. That shot ended up sending us to the Elite Eight and it was against the number one seed in the region. Also, we trailed Kansas virtually the entire game (by 14 with five minutes to go, if I remember correctly) and that shot capped an epic comeback. Oh, and we made it to the national championship game that year.

Not to take anything away from Poole, but the only way I see that shot topping Trey's shot against Kansas is if we end up winning the tourney.