With 11 minutes to play on Sunday, Cincinnati appeared assured of a Sweet 16 berth as they held a 22-point lead over the Nevada Wolf Pack, thanks to suffocating defense and quality offensive play.
From there, Nevada ripped off a 32-8 run to close the game, erasing the 65-43 deficit and earning a stunning 75-73 victory to secure a trip to the Sweet 16. Cody Martin led the way for the Wolf Pack, scoring 25 points in the comeback effort, along with seven assists and six boards.
The Nevada basketball Twitter account summed up the game pretty well as the final buzzer sounded with Cincy unable to even get a shot at the rim to send it to overtime.
The win probability chart is also hysterical to look at, showing the massive change in the closing minutes.
The game winner for Nevada came from Josh Hall, who was the only bench player that made an appearance in the game and he finished with 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting with six rebounds, none of either category being bigger than his offensive rebound and putback with 10 seconds to play to give the Wolf Pack the lead.
The game tying bucket came from the other Martin twin, Caleb, on an assist from his brother with a hand in his face.
Pure onions. The celebration was on in the Wolf Pack locker room, where their coach even got shirtless in his excitement, ready for the water celebration.
Nevada advances to the Sweet 16 where they will meet Loyola-Chicago, as the South region is out of control with No. 5 Kentucky as the top seed remaining — the Cats will face either UMBC or Kansas State in the Sweet 16.