Stephen F. Austin snatches victory from the jaws of defeat

Fifth seed and 2011 surprise Final Four representative in VCU was in control until the closing seconds in San Antonio.

That was when Desmond Hayman of Stephen F. Austin sank a three pointer, was fouled in the process by Jordan Burgess and hit the free throw as part of a four-point play with 3.6 seconds showing in regulation.

In the overtime period, it was again Haymon who hit another 3-pointer to put the Lumberjacks in front with 2 minutes left.  VCU did have a final shot after Thomas Walkup missed 1 of 2 free throws with 14 seconds left. JeQuan Lewis got an open look at a three from the right corner, but it came out long and SFA coralled the final rebound.  The Lumberjacks now have a 29 game winning streak, with their last loss coming on November 23.

We now resume with a possible historic upset in the making?

TNT has the final top seed to play in Virginia on the ropes against the 16 seed in the Chanticleers (the most clever school nickname in this year’s Tournament) of Coastal Carolina.

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