Nevada stuns Cincinnati with a comeback more miraculous than Patriots over Falcons


"Nothing feels better than this", Nevada coach Eric Musselman said after the game.

As the horn sounded, a stunned Clark lay on his back under the basket while Nevada's Jordan Caroline slid toward midcourt as part of a wild celebration. "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".

A young Cincinnati fan has touched hearts by weeping on live TV as Nevada rallied from 22 points down to win in a stunning reversal.

Junior Caleb Martin humorously explained that Musselman was looking for an opportunity to show off his physique.

The Orange fouled intentionally to avoid giving up a game-tying 3 twice in the closing seconds and the Spartans made two pairs of free throws to pull within a point both times. "You've got to just figure out a way to get stops and get baskets". The Wolf Pack trailed Texas by 14 points in the second half of its first-round matchup before rallying to win in overtime.

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Nevada outscored Cincinnati 32-8 the rest of the way. Nevada called its second timeout with 15:43 left in the half, and though it eventually got within seven, it couldn't quite capitalize on Cincinnati's cold spell.

Prior to the tournament, FiveThirtyEight gave Nevada a 40% likelihood of beating Texas in the round of 64, a 7% likelihood of advancing to the Sweet 16, a 3% likelihood of advancing to the Elite Eight, and a 0.5% likelihood of advancing to the Final Four. He took his shirt off previous year when the Wold Pack won their first-ever Mountain West regular season title.

Jacob Evans scored 19 points to lead Cincinnati.

The Bearcats, which were looking like a Final Four favorite, blew a 22-point lead to the No. 7-seeded Wolf Pack.

It worked, giving Cincinnati a "deer in the headlights look" according to Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin. The NCAA tournament provides us with plenty of thrills every March (and early April), but it also provides the National Basketball Association with a lot of talent. "When we had chances around the rim, it was unbelievable what was happening".