Dusty May’s workforce didn’t see alone as an underdog, and the players would not admit to it all over the month of March, but Cinderella’s slipper suits Florida Atlantic flawlessly.
Now the ninth-seeded Owls are headed to their very first Remaining 4 in just their 2nd NCAA Match visual appeal of all time.
Alijah Martin scored 17 details, Michael Forrest created four pivotal close-of-activity free of charge throws and FAU toppled 3rd-seeded Kansas Condition 79-76 on Saturday in the East Region ultimate at Madison Square Yard.
FAU (35-3) will experience either fifth-seeded San Diego Point out or sixth-seeded Creighton, who engage in Sunday in the South Area ultimate. The Owls will head to Houston on an 11-recreation winning streak.
FAU is the third No. 9 seed ever to make the Ultimate 4, joining 2013 Wichita Point out and 1979 Penn, and the ninth group seeded No. 9 or decrease to go this far.
Florida Atlantic College defeated Kansas State 79-76 to make their to start with ever Last 4
There were wild scenes within Madison Sq. Backyard immediately after the in the vicinity of-miracle get around Kansas
Dusty May possibly insisted on having his players together with him for the submit-recreation interview on TBS
David N’Guessan pulls his jersey up above his facial area following fouling out all through the game at MSG
Bryan Greenlee went 4-for-6 from the arc to score 16 points. He drilled his fourth 3-pointer of the video game to slice the guide in 50 % at 60-57.
Wildcats star Markquis Nowell responded by banking in his fourth 3 of the night at the other conclude, but Kansas State (26-10) would not make a industry purpose for the next 6:52 of recreation time.
FAU scored the future 10 details, Vladislav Goldin supplying the Owls the guide for great at 64-63 with a rebound and dunk.
Nowell built his fifth 3-pointer of the night to conclusion the shooting drought and lower the margin to 72-69.
FAU’s Nick Boyd skipped the entrance end of a a person-and-one chance but Martin acquired the offensive rebound and Davis scored for a five-position sport with 1:17 still left.
Boyd went 1-of-2 at the line once more, and Cam Carter’s pull-up 3-pointer rolled in to carry Kansas State’s deficit to 75-74 with 24 seconds still left.
Alijah Martin (15) led the way for FAU with 17 points in the landmark upset victory about KSU
Kansas City was big favorite to get as a result of to Last Four but they slipped up to the nine seeds
Florida Atlantic will perform the winner of San Diego State vs Creighton in the Remaining 4
Kansas State gave its 10th foul and Forrest made both of those pictures. Nae’Qwan Tomlin designed a reverse layup to slash it back to one, but Forrest strike two more and the Wildcats unsuccessful to get a shot off in the final 6.9 seconds.
Goldin posted 14 details and 13 rebounds, and Johnell Davis experienced 13 points and 8 rebounds as FAU had an huge 44-22 rebounding edge.
Nowell scored 30 details and dished 11 assists for Kansas Point out. Tomlin experienced 14 factors and Johnson scored 9 before fouling out.