Mar 21, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; The Houston Cougars bench celebrates after defeating the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Bickel-USA TODAY Sports

It looked like another double-digit seed was about to pull off a big NCAA Tournament upset when No. 10 Rutgers had a 58-49 lead with under five minutes remaining against No. 2 Houston on Sunday. But Houston made a roaring comeback, finishing the game on a 14-2 run in a 63-60 victory to move on to the Sweet 16.

Rutgers went ice-cold with its shooting, and Houston made plays on both ends to complete the comeback. This incredible putback and-one from Tramon Marks — who would go on to make the free throw for the lead — was the highlight of the wild finish:

While Houston takes on another double-digit seed in the Sweet 16, it will be another very difficult game against No. 11 Syracuse, who have taken down No. 6 San Diego State and No. 3 West Virginia.

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