Lumberjacks pull off 77-75 upset of VCU in OT

Lumberjacks pull off 77-75 upset of VCU in OT

Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY

Mar 21, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; VCU Rams guard Rob Brandenberg (11) dives for a loose ball on the floor against Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks guard Desmond Haymon (25) in the first half of a men's college basketball game during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Viejas Arena.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 21, 2014 at 10:00 PM

SAN DIEGO -- Desmond Haymon scored on an improbable four-point play with 3.6 seconds in regulation and hit a big 3-pointer in overtime to lead No. 12 seed Stephen F. Austin to a 77-75 win over fifth-seeded Virginia Commonwealth Friday night in the NCAA tournament's South Region.

VCU (23-10) was firmly in control for most of the second half before SFA (32-2) rallied in the closing seconds.

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Haymon hit one of the biggest - and most improbable - shots of what's already been a wild March, knocking down a 3-pointer and a free throw after being fouled by Jordan Burgess at the end of regulation.

Haymon hit another 3-pointer to put SFA up with 2 minutes left, but VCU had a final shot after Thomas Walkup missed 1 of 2 free throws with 14 seconds left. JeQuan Lewis got an open 3-pointer, but it went long and SFA snared the rebound.

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