Cincinnati Can’t Beat Buzzer With Dunk, Loses To St. Joseph’s (Video)


March 19, 2016

The final game of the NCAA Tournament’s first round ended in complete and utter heartbreak for the No. 9 seed Cincinnati Bearcats.

Cincy trailed No. 8 St. Joseph’s by two with mere seconds remaining, and Octavius Ellis had the ball in his hands with a chance to send the game to overtime. Ellis had a clear look at the rim after receiving a pass in the paint, but rather than laying the ball in, he instead went for a dunk.

That proved to be a disastrous decision. Ellis, a senior, deposited the ball through the hoop, but the clock hit triple zeros a split second before he did so. The basket was disallowed, giving St. Joe’s a 78-76 win and sending the Bearcats home empty-handed.

The Hawks were the 32nd team to punch their ticket to the second round. They’ll face No. 1 seed Oregon on Sunday night.

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