Growing up the son of an NBA star and Purdue legend, Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III heard the comparisons to his father all his life. It’s in the name, in the game and even in the movements and mannerisms.

Glenn Robinson Jr. got a glimpse of his son’s improving game on Wednesday night at Mackey Arena, as Glenn III finalized a furious Michigan comeback with a leaning shot off the glass as time expired in a 77-76 overtime victory over the Boilermakers.

In that, Robinson Jr., the 1994 national player of the year at Purdue and the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, saw a bit of himself.

“It reminds me of me. He looks just like me and kind of got the same body language,” Robinson Jr. said. “Sometimes when I watch myself on film, I kind of get myself mixed up with him. It just reminds me of me. I’m just happy for him and to see him come out and be able to enjoy the game.”

Add it to the highlight reel of dunks and acrobatic moves around the rim for Robinson III, who finished with 17 points and eight rebounds Wednesday, including 10 in the second half and four in overtime. To do it in front of his father and a large group of family and friends made it all the more special.

“It feels great, especially for him to be able to make it. Also my brother and family — I had a lot of family and friends here at this game,” Glenn III said. “That means a lot to be able to get this win.”

The victory puts Michigan (20-7, 12-3 Big Ten) in sole possession of first place in the conference with three games remaining. It also gave Glenn III a boost of confidence, along with a 15-point performance in the win over Michigan State on Sunday.

Before that, he had scored more than 10 points in only one of the previous seven games but was shooting 41 percent from the field. But in back-to-back games with increased production, Robinson is surging at the right time.

But Robinson Jr. said some of the lull is just part of the ebb and flow of basketball and being part of an offense with several options, where Glenn III doesn’t get as many looks at the basket — and therefore has a harder time getting into a rhythm — as he did at Purdue.

“That’s with any player,” Robinson Jr. said. “Look at a guy like Kyle Korver and he can shoot with his eyes closed straight out of the thing; everybody can’t do that. You look at Scottie Pippen and he needs some touches; he needs to get into a rhythm and a flow.

“Sometimes not being in a rhythm and in a flow can make it seem like when you don’t make an open shot, it seems like you’re struggling, but that’s not the case.

“When you see the ball a little bit more and get more of an opportunity, then you gain more confidence and you have a sense of when you’re going to get the ball and where it’s going to come from.”