Aztecs lose to Houston as Kell’s final shot fails to fall
by Mark Ziegler
What looked like a routine rout of a 6 seed against an 11 became one the best games of this, or any, NCAA Tournament, with a furious back-and-forth finish, with one crazy shot topping the last, with roars from one side of the arena and then the other, and then finally with a shot arcing toward the basket as the clocked ticked to zero — suspended in time, victory and defeat resting on its destination, elation and dejection hanging in the balance.
The last-second play that nearly won it for San Diego State
by Mark Zeigler
“I was thinking about Cincinnati, how I had a final chance to win the game for us and didn’t. So I just wanted to come through for my team and just give all the U of H fans the feeling they haven’t had since 1984.”