UConn and Cincinnati were going back-and-forth in a crucial American Athletic Conference quarterfinal matchup Friday, and the teams were tied at 85 with under 10 seconds to play in a third overtime.
After a miss, Cincinnati grabbed the offensive rebound and kicked it out to a wide open Kevin Johnson who hit the clutch three to put the Bearcats up by three with just 0.8 seconds to go. While Cincinnati starting celebrating, however, UConn’s Jalen Adams took the inbounds pass and launched up a desperation heave that somehow went in and forced a fourth overtime.
In the fourth OT, UConn used that momentum to carry them to a crucial 104-97 win that keeps them in the hunt for an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament.
The Tournament hasn’t even started yet, but we already have the best shot we will see all month. (Although Michigan’s game-winner over Indiana earlier in the day might have an argument.)