The insanity retains on coming in March.
Nicholas Boyd hit the game-winning layup with 2.5 seconds to go to sending No. 9 Florida Atlantic to the second spherical of the NCAA event over No. 8 Memphis with a 66-65 win.
It was the primary win for FAU in event historical past.
Memphis led 65-64 with lower than 30 seconds to go, and after FAU missed a layup, they’d the possibility to exploit the clock forcing the Owls to foul.
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Sadly they turned the ball over, the possession arrow pointed towards FAU after a tie-up, and Boyd laid within the successful bucket.
That tie-up, although, didn’t come with out controversy. FAU turned the ball proper again over beforehand, and it seemed like Memphis might have regained possession to name a timeout, however the refs didn’t name it as such.
As a substitute of it being the Tigers’ ball permitting them to attract a foul and drive to the road, it gave FAU ball with an opportunity to sink the game-winning bucket, they usually did.
Out of timeouts, Memphis tried for a protracted three-pointer, however they did not get it off in time, and it was blocked.
Boyd was simply 3-for-10 from the ground, however the final one was a very powerful of all of them.
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4 Owls had double-digit factors, with Giancarlo Rosado’s 15 off the bench main the best way.
FAU’s largest lead of the evening received as much as 10 factors leaving them assured they might coast. Memphis’ largest lead was by seven.
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FAU will now face No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson after the Knights turned the second 16-seed in event historical past to upset a No. 1 seed with their 63-58 victory over top-seed Purdue.