Hatch netted a free throw in the closing minutes of the Wolverines' 72-56 win against Coppin State and exited to a standing ovation.
"He's one of the hardest working kids I've ever met," sophomore Zak Irvin said of Hatch, who went to the line after being fouled on a 3-point attempt. "It's just nice to see that pay off in front of everyone."
Hatch, 20, survived a plane crash in 2003 that killed his mother and two siblings. He committed to Michigan in 2011, shortly before a second plane crash killed his father and stepmother and left Hatch in a coma for two months with life-threatening injuries.
"I told Austin earlier, 'Just shoot it -- the Lord will take care of it,'" Michigan coach John Beilein said. "It almost went in, but I'm glad he was able to just get in there and get to the foul line and put one in."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.