Michigan's Austin Hatch scores first official point in win over Coppin State

Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

Michigan guard Austin Hatch added another milestone on Monday in his road back from surviving two plane crashes, scoring his first first official career point in the Wolverines' win over Coppin State.

Hatch's point came on a free throw with just over a minute remaining in the game. His make brought a celebration from Michigan's bench and earned him a loud cheer from the Crisler Center crowd, especially the student section.

Hatch took one field goal attempt and missed a three-pointer, but that did nothing to damper his teammates' spirits.

Hatch scored his first collegiate point earlier this season but it was non-official, coming in an exhibition game. He made his debut for Michigan during the team's preseason tour of Italy.

The freshman was tragically involved in two plane crashes, eight years apart, that resulted in the deaths of several family members. The second occurred in June 2011, less than two weeks after Hatch committed to Michigan.

The win over Coppin State snapped a four-game losing streak for Michigan.

Ben Estes

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