Indianapolis (AP) – Abilene Christian և his furious, devastating defense ousted coach Shaka Smart կրկին Texas from the NCAA Tournament in the first round as the 14th-placed Wildcats stunned third-placed Longhorns 53-52 on Saturday. night:
The O Pleasant, 58.8% unsuccessful shooter in the season, made a pair of free throws with 1.2 seconds left, and the Wildcats shocked their state rivals in their first school meeting.
Leading Abilene Christian out of the first round full of excitement in two years, she became the fourth team to finish 13th or lower in the 32nd round of this NCAA Tournament, joining ral No. 15 in Oral Roberts. Seeds of 13. Ohio և North Texas.
The Wildcats caused all sorts of headaches for the bigger, more talented Longhorns և enough insults to claim their first win in the second game of the NCAA Tournament.
Pleasant finished with 11 points, as did Koryon Mason for the Wildcats. Abilene Christian will face No. 11 UCLA in the second round on Monday.
Andrew ones ounce scored 13 points for Texas (23-5) էր was almost a hero. Ones ounces two free throws with 56 seconds and his 3-pointer with 14 seconds left, և Longhorns led 52-51.
The ACU had another chance. Damien Daniels drove to the basket, but his shot was stopped by Kay Kays. Pleasant takes the lead,: Matt Coleman III kicks the ball away from the goal.
After the break, Pleasant calmly hit two free throws. He then stopped the last transfer of despair from Texas at midnight, turning it into the 23rd round of the Longhorns game, starting a wild celebration that spilled off the pitch.
Pleasant raised his hands to the crowd, making a small noise from the fans, slapping his ear before his teammates were massacred. The other players moved to ACU supporters in the stands of Lucas Oil Stadium, who were definitely not socially distant during the celebration.
There were heroes for the Wildcats. Daniels, all 5 5 և 7, missed his first eight attempts, but made a rough shot with the cartoon, counting 3. 42 points. The three-point result gave the Wildcats a 50-47 lead. Reggie Miller made one of two free throws to close the gap to four.
Texas went without a goal for about four minutes before ouncing two free throws with 56 seconds left. Unfavorable blows that required a pause to clear the field of blood.
Miller circulated the next property of the ACU, և ones 3 ounces seemed like the perfect March moment after Texas Jr. lost time in his career earlier after being diagnosed with leukemia.
Instead, the Longhorns head home with their first third exit under the Smart, which will only increase its warmth in Austin.
Texas was touring the NCAA when it won the Big 12 for the first time in its history. The Longhorns won a total of 5 և 10 8 after a mid-season decline.
But the Longhorns were too careless and too impatient to defend the Wildcats crowd.
It was ugly, physical basketball, just a formula for wild cats to get rid of. They had the seventh best scoring defense in this country, losing only 60 points in each game. They strangled Nicholls State in the Southland Conference title, beating them by 45 points to 45 points.
Texas was 23 points lower than its season average. 23 turnovers were high during the season, հ Longhorn made 27 fewer hits than ACU.
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