The No. 3 Wolverines face No. 2 North Carolina or No. 7 Texas A&M on Thursday in the Sweet 16 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
MI was just 7 of 29 from deep before Poole's final shot. The Cougars were left stunned just two nights after Rob Gray's game-winning layup with 1.1 seconds left beat No. 11 seed San Diego State in the first round.
As Livers went to throw the ball in, Abdur-Rahkman curled along the midcourt line and found himself open on the right side, the same side that Poole had set up.
Cheryl Wray covers sports for the Alabama Media Group.
Abdur-Rahkman and Moe Wagner scored 12 points apiece for MI, but it was the unheralded freshman who stole the show.
Kansas was stunned and the Wolverines trampled the Jayhawks in overtime.
Davis gave Houston a 60-59 edge with a three-point play at the 2:07 mark; Wagner gave MI the lead with a layup at 1:41, and then Davis made two free throws at 44 seconds for a 62-61 lead. Charles Matthews scored 11 points before fouling out, Duncan Robinson also had 11 points and Poole scored eight. And just like Burke, Poole now has an NCAA Tournament moment, that will live on forever in MI basketball history.