Then Cincinnati blitzed them again, opening the second half on a 14-5 run to extend the lead 19 points.
Nevada plays Loyola-Chicago Thursday in a Sweet 16 game in Atlanta. Cody Martin led the comeback, scoring 25 points, and adding seven assists and six rebounds in one of the performances of the NCAA tournament so far. Northern Iowa in the final minute of a Second Round game in 2006, nor did it carry as much weight as Duke's 22-point comeback vs. The combined seed sum of the remaining four teams is 32, which is the second-highest ever to only the 2011 Midwest and 1986 East, which are tied atop at 34.
This region has been full of excitement, highlighted by No. 16 seed UMCB's historic upset of top-seeded Virginia. "I've seen too many guys when the guy makes a 3 and it goes into overtime".
Nevada's stirring comeback - the second-largest in tournament history - came just two days after the No. 7 seed rallied from 14 points down in the second half to beat Texas for its first NCAA victory since 2007.
UC star Jarrod Cumberland picked up his fourth foul and coach Mick Cronin kept him in the game. It's the happiest I've ever been in my life. 'I think we're an example for many young people and many other teams in the tournament, that you can't let up at all. The Bulldogs called a timeout with 1.8 seconds left, and Kamar Baldwin's shot from near midcourt hit the rim although it may have been waved off on a review even if it had gone in.
Prior to the tournament, FiveThirtyEight gave Nevada a 40% likelihood of beating Texas in the round of 64, a 7% likelihood of advancing to the Sweet 16, a 3% likelihood of advancing to the Elite Eight, and a 0.5% likelihood of advancing to the Final Four.