Wagner also stopped to speak with Houston's Devin Davis, who went 9-of-12 from the free throw line during the game, but missed three of his last four attempts, including his final two, to leave the door open for MI to escape with a 64-63 win.
Abdur-Rahkman and Moritz Wagner each scored 12 points to lead MI, and Charles Matthews and Duncan Robinson added 11 apiece.
After starting off the night hitting all eight of his free throws, Houston's Devin Davis started to falter at the line regressing to his season's FT average of 67%.
Davis gave the Cougars the lead when he made two free throws with 44.1 seconds left.
Both teams played chippy and picked up three fouls apiece in the first four minutes of the second half. Moe Wagner secured the rebound and with 3.6 seconds remaining, John Beilein called timeout.
A layup from Abdur-Rahkman rimmed out, as did a great tip-in effort from Matthews, and Davis went back to the line with 26 seconds left.
Abdur-Rahkman and Charles Matthews came up empty at the other end for MI, and Davis pulled down a crucial rebound, and then stalked to the foul line. The shot counted and Teske was awarded two free throws. Based in Los Angeles. Gray led the Cougars with 23 points in the loss against MI.
What was freshman Jordan Poole doing in Michigan's locker room after hitting one of the most iconic last-second, game-winning shots in March Madness history? He pushed the advantage to 63-61 when he made the second of two more foul shots with 24.9 seconds to go.
Ohio State ended its season at 25-9.
The score was even at 28 at the end of the first half.