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Florida Atlantic continues Cinderella run, clinches Final Four berth in instant classic over Kansas State

Mar 25, 2023

Florida Atlantic's magic carpet ride will now head to Houston.

The ninth-seeded Owls are off to the Final Four after taking down No. 3 Kansas State, 79-76, in an instant classic.

The Wildcats trailed by four at the half but stormed out of the locker room to a 19-8 run to take a seven-point lead, their largest of the night.

But that didn’t deter the Owls. Kansas State didn’t score for close to five minutes, and FAU dropped 10 unanswered points to take a four-point lead with four minutes to go.

FAU drilled a 3-pointer to take a 70-64 lead with less than three minutes to play. Several seconds later, the Wildcats’ Keyontae Johnson fouled out. Alijah Martin went to the line and drilled two free throws, and the Owls’ eight-point lead with 2:44 to go was the largest of the night. It was a 15-1 run for FAU.

Source: Fox News

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