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NCAA Buzzer-Beater! Aztecs in title game ‘Hoedown in Houston’



NCAA Division I
Men’s Basketball Championships

Saturday’s Semifinals
At Houstono
San Diego State 72
Florida Atlantic 71

From staff and wire reports

HOUSTON – Lamont San Diego State’s Butler hit a mid-range jump shot at the buzzer, sending the Aztecs to its first NCAA Division I national championship game with a 72-71 triumph [h over  Florida Atlantic in the Final Four on Saturday.

With FAU leading by three, San Diego State’s Jaedon LeDee hit a short jumper to cut the deficit to 71-70.

After FAU’s Johnell Davis missed a contested layup, the Aztecs didn’t call timeout and got the ball to Butler. He worked the clock down before hitting the shot that sent the Aztecs racing out onto the floor.

The comeback from a 14-point deficit is the ffith-largest in NCAA men’s Final Four history.

SDSU (32-6 overall) will meet the winner of the late game beteeen Connecticut and Miami (Fla.).


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