Cincinnati vs. Connecticut. The game that just didn’t want to end.
After Kevin Johnson hit a three-pointer with 0.8 seconds left that appeared to give Cincy a dramatic victory over Connecticut in triple overtime of Friday’s AAC quarterfinal matchup, Jalen Adams decided he wasn’t done playing basketball, as he proceeded to bank in an unbelievable heave from the opposite three-point line to send the game into a fourth overtime.
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The Huskies went on to win the instant classic in four overtimes, and Adams’ miracle may just go down as the shot that saved his team’s season. According to ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, UConn entered the day as one of the “first four out” of the NCAA tournament, but this victory moved them into the projected Field of 68.
Another win–they play No. 1 seed Temple on Saturday–would go a long way in strengthening their position, but the freshman Adams, who also hit a key shot in the second overtime, is going down in Connecticut lore either way.