March Madness 2018: No. 7 Nevada celebrates sending No. 2 Cincinnati home

By Chelsea Howard 19 March 2018 47
March Madness 2018: No. 7 Nevada celebrates sending No. 2 Cincinnati home

The 2018 NCAA Tournament is shaping up to be one full of upsets and unexpected endings. 

That was certainly the case for No. 7 Nevada, which overcame a 22-point deficit midway through the second half to pull off a 75-73 win over Cincinnati that came down to the buzzer, allowing the Wolf Pack to advance to the Sweet 16. Nevada outscored the Bearcats 32-8 in the last 11:34 of the game.

Nevada went on a 16-0 run after Cody Martin started the rally with 10:48 left in the game while Kendall Stephens quickly added a couple of 3-pointers. With 9.1 seconds left, Nevada took the lead 75-73 after a jumper from Josh Hall. 

It should come as no surprise the celebration afterward got a little crazy as Nevada's coach Eric Musselman came into the locker room without his shirt on.

As impressive as that rally against the Bearcats was, it wasn't the first big comeback for Nevada in this tournament. Against Texas, the Wolf Pack trailed by 14 in the second half, but they came back to win it in overtime. 

Needless to say, college basketball fans watching at home had a few things to say about Nevada's resilient effort. 

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