Field Goal %
- WKU 30.6
- 36.1 MVSU
Three Point %
- WKU 12.5
- 18.2 MVSU
- WKU 28
- 17 MVSU
- WKU 67
- 34 MVSU
- Dayton, Ohio 45490
|Mississippi Valley State||23||35||58|
- 0th Half
Western Kentucky trailed by 16 points (53-37) with 4:51 left but came back to beat Mississippi Valley State. The Hilltoppers' 16-point deficit is the largest overcome with less than 5 minutes left on the clock of a Men's Basketball Championship game. The previous record was 15, by Illinois in its 90-89 OT win over Arizona in the 2005 Elite 8.
Despite trailing by 16 with 4:51 remaining, Western Kentucky rallied back. The Hilltoppers outscored Mississippi Valley State by 17 down the stretch and became just the sixth team to win an NCAA Tournament game with a losing record in the regular season.
Western Kentucky's 28 turnovers are the most by a team in a tournament game since Tulsa turned it over 28 times in a Round of 64 loss in overtime to Louisville in 1996. No team had turned it over 28 times in a tournament win since Kansas turned it over 30 times in a Round of 64 win over Xavier in 1988.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kyle Tucker joins The Paul Finebaum Show to evaluate where the Wildcats stand after dominating Tennessee in a revenge matchup.
UCLA will have an opportunity to avenge an earlier loss when the sixth-ranked Bruins host rival USC in a Pac-12 Conference game on Saturday night at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.
University of Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin won't allow people to make 300 career wins about him. But, considering the condition of the program when he took over in 2006, perhaps more people should.
|UT San Antonio||6-8||7.5||11-16|