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Cincy blows 22-point lead, stunned by Nevada

Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said his No. 2 Bearcats "got the deer-in-the-headlights look" Sunday, allowing Nevada to erase a 22-point deficit and pull off the second-largest comeback in NCAA tournament history.


Comeback for the ages: Nevada edges Cincinnati 75-73

Josh Hall converted an offensive rebound for the tiebreaking basket with 9.1 seconds left as Nevada erased a 22-point deficit in the final 11 minutes of a stunning 75-73 victory over Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

After the Cincinnati loss and halfway though the first half against Kansas State, UMBC, a 16 seed is up to a 0.4% chance to reach the Final Four per BPI. Sounds impossible but the same team already overcame a 98.5% chance of losing its opening tournament game.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Kentucky is now the favorite to reach the Final Four out of the South Region, with a 51% shot, per BPI.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Anything seems possible in this edition of the NCAA tournament. Nevada was down by 22 points against Cincinnati, a top-three defensive team all season. But Eric Musselman's squad closed the game on a 32-8 run, the most tremendous run of the NCAA tournament thus far. Wild times in college basketball.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

How the landscape of the South Region shifted over the last few hours:

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

How quickly Virginia's title hopes plummeted:

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

A lot of things to say after that Virginia stunner. After UMBC, Cincinnati should be the 2nd happiest team today. The Bearcats started the day as 5th most likely to win the National Championship and are now 2nd after Villanova per espn.com/bpi .

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Best chance to win the South Region, per BPI: Cincinnati: 50% Tennessee: 19% Kentucky: 18% Kansas State: 6% Nevada: 3%

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Cincinnati's live Final Four chances have skyrocketed to 48%. Virginia down to 5%.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Final Four chances in the South region have changed over the last few minutes...dramatically.


Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarron Cumberland said Cincinnati felt butterflies early against Georgia State, accounting for the bad start offensively. But the Bearcats calmed down and thanks to Cumberland's game-high 27 points pulled away and won, 68-53.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

How Cincinnati's scare affected other teams' chances in the South region in the moment.

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

How does Arizona's loss impact the South region? According to BPI, not much. Kentucky is up 78% to reach the Sweet 16 as a result but each of the top 3 seed's chances to reach the final four from the South barely moved as BPI sees a decent gap between UVA/Cincinnati and the rest.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

With the first round of the NCAA tournament about to tip off, here's one more quick look at the 30 *best* teams in college basketball, according to BPI. All but two earned a berth.

Cincinnati is headed to San Antonio (0:38)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Kansas and Xavier may be No. 1 seeds, but they are nowhere near as likely to win it all as Virginia and Villanova.

Team Stats

Points Per Game74.8150th
Rebounds Per Game39.415th
Assists Per Game16.134th
Points Allowed57.62nd

Tournament History

Final Fours6
Tournament Record45-30
Championship Seasons1961, 1962
Tournament Appearances31