Nevada roars back after trailing by 22; UMBC's magic runs out

Nevada roars back after trailing by 22; UMBC's magic runs out

Nevada roars back after trailing by 22; UMBC's magic runs out

After the game, Musselman delivered an incredible postgame interview and turned up in the team locker room shortly after to celebrate with no shirt.

"We got the deer-in-the-headlights look", Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said.

Sunday's victory will send the Wolf Pack to their first Sweet Sixteen since 2004.

The end result? Nevada is dancing to the Sweet 16 and Cincinnati earned the right to feel the same embarrassment that Virginia felt in the first round.


Josh Hall collected an offensive rebound and scored on a short jump shot with 10 seconds left to break a 73-73 tie, and the Bearcats couldn't get a shot off in the final seconds. The Bulldogs called a timeout with 1.8 seconds left, and Kamar Baldwin's shot from near midcourt hit the rim although it may have been waved off on a review even if it had gone in.

The boxed dinners laid out for the players were soaked through, and coach Eric Musselman had been forced to change his clothes, which were sacrificed during the celebratory Gatorade cooler dunk.

Nevada will play No. 11 Loyola-Chicago in Atlanta. After the Bearcats built on their lead in the second half, Nevada moved to a trapping defense, and Cincinnati struggled to adjust. It's the happiest I've ever been in my life. Television cameras caught Musselman taking off his shirt as he headed into a boisterous locker-room celebration. Jordan Caroline and Kendall Stephens had 13 points each while Caleb Martin added 10 points. Instead, they couldn't buy a three-point shot, struggled to rebound against a bigger team and offered little more than a meager resistance as the Aggies played with aggressive confidence. 'I think we're an example for many young people and many other teams in the tournament, that you can't let up at all.

Cody Martin led Nevada's furious rally by collecting 25 points, six rebounds and seven assists with no turnovers. "This feeling is never going away the rest of any of our lives".

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