It looked like the No. 2-seeded Arizona Wildcats were going to finally put away the No. 11-seeded Xavier Musketeers in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night, as they took an eight-point lead with under four minutes.
But Xavier made a furious comeback, going on a 7-0 run in about a 40-second span to tie the game 71-71 with 1:54 left.
And with 44.1 seconds remaining, Xavier junior forward Sean O’Mara scored this bucket to give the Musketeers a 73-71 lead:
That would serve as the game-winner. Arizona star Allonzo Trier missed a three-pointer in the final seconds, and Xavier dribbled out the clock to come away with a shocking victory that places them in the Elite Eight:
Bill Murray — whose son Luke is an assistant coach for Xavier — looked like a kid at Christmas:
It’s been quite a recent run for Murray as a sports fan, with his beloved Chicago Cubs also winning the World Series.
Xavier will take on No. 1-seeded Gonzaga in the Elite Eight on Saturday.