In the most improbable moment of the tournament (so far), the Texas A&M Aggies defeated the Northern Iowa Panthers 92-88 in double overtime to advance the Sweet 16. The Panthers had the Aggies pinned down by 12 with 30 seconds left in regulation. Their upset bid was all but assured, but after a series of unfortunate events and scoring from unlikely sources, A&M was able to remain one of the hottest teams in the country having won 10 of their last 11 games, with their only loss to Kentucky in the SEC Tournament.
UNI struggled severely attempting to inbound the ball around the Aggies full court press with its primary inbounder, junior Matt Bohannon, sidelined with an injury. A&M forced several turnovers that they were able to convert instantly into points, including a crucial play with 1.9 seconds left at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime. 6’7″ guard Danuel House was 0-9 shooting before scoring his first points during the Aggies last minute scoring frenzy. He would finish with 22 points, securing the improbable win with a free throw with 12.9 seconds remaining.