Earlier on Sunday, No. 2 Cincinnati blew a 22-point lead to lose to No. 7 Nevada in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
And on Sunday night, No. 1 Xavier — also located in Cincinnati — blew a 10-point lead with under 10 minutes left to lose 75-70 to Xavier.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) March 19, 2018
On Thursday, this chili is introduced to the world
On Sunday, both Cincinnati and Xavier suffer crippling come-from-ahead losses in the tournament
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— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) March 19, 2018
Cincinnati and Xavier and Bengals and Reds and pic.twitter.com/Dtucj85RPx
— Derek Schultz (@Schultz975) March 19, 2018
Florida State made an incredible 18-4 run in the game’s final 5:30. The Seminoles took a 71-70 lead with this PJ Savoy three-pointer in transition with 1:08 left, for their first lead since the first half:
And here was the final possession to close out the amazing comeback:
With the Xavier loss, only two 1-seeds — Villanova and Kansas — remain as we enter the Sweet 16 of this completely bonkers NCAA Tournament.
But Florida State gets to keep playing, and will take on No. 4 Gonzaga on Thursday in Los Angeles.