Nevada coach Eric Musselman can't seem to keep his shirt on

Dean Simpson
March 20, 2018

The Wolf Pack didn't panic.

The Wolf pack earned another possession and went ahead of the Bearcats on a floater from sophomore Josh Hall with just 9.1 seconds remaining.

Their comeback was already epic, but it got that much better when the Titanic music was added to it.


After the game head coach Eric Musselman was seen celebrating shirtless with his players in the locker room.

Nevada will play another bracket-buster, No. 11 Loyola-Chicago, in a South Regional semifinal. It was the only time Nevada had held a lead for the entirety of the game.

While Nevada celebrated, Cincinnati's players stood silently in their locker room wondering how their defense that ranked second among all Division I teams allowed 32 points in the last 11 minutes.


Cincinnati was the highest remaining seed left in the South Region after a string of upsets, and now the Bearcats are the latest to go down. "It's the happiest I've ever seen". Caleb Martin then stepped up and hit a fade away 3-pointer to tie the game at 73-73 with 57 seconds left in the contest. It's the happiest I've ever been in my life.

ESPN said that's the first time a region has failed to have a top-four team in the Sweet 16 since seeding began in 1979. And it got real, real physical around the rim, and I'll let you take it from there on that. All University of Nevada students who present their student ID at the box office will receive a complimentary ticket to the game. The Wolf Pack trailed Texas by 14 points in the second half of its first-round matchup before rallying to win in overtime.

Prior to the tournament, FiveThirtyEight gave Nevada a 40% likelihood of beating Texas in the round of 64, a 7% likelihood of advancing to the Sweet 16, a 3% likelihood of advancing to the Elite Eight, and a 0.5% likelihood of advancing to the Final Four.


UC star Jarrod Cumberland picked up his fourth foul and coach Mick Cronin kept him in the game.

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