In one of the NCAA tournament’s most exciting games so far, the 11-seed UCLA Bruins upset the 2-seed Alabama Crimson Tide 88-78 in the Sweet 16.
UCLA held an 11-point lead going into halftime, but Alabama refused to give up, storming back to make it a back-and-forth game late into the second half. After Herbert Jones missed two free throws to keep it at 63-62 with six seconds remaining, UCLA’s David Singleton hit both of his on the other end, giving the Bruins a three-point advantage with just four seconds remaining. That was all the Crimson Tide needed, however, as Alex Reese drained a 3-point buzzer beater to bring the match into overtime — and prompting reactions from the sports world, including an excited LeBron James.
The elation was short-lived for Alabama, however, as UCLA held firm in overtime, scoring 23 points to the Crimson Tide’s 13.
UCLA will move on to face 1-seed Michigan in the Elite Eight.
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