No. 11 UCLA continues improbable NCAA Tournament run with overtime win vs. No. 2 Alabama in Sweet 16
UCLA's improbable men's NCAA tournament run will continue after the No. 11 seed Bruins upset No. 2 seed Alabama 88-78 in overtime Sunday in Sweet 16 play.
Cody Riley's layup with 14 seconds to go after a great feed by Tyger Campbell put the Bruins up 63-62 in regulation. Alabama star Herbert Jones, who was named the Southeastern Conference player of the year, had a chance to give the Crimson Tide the lead when he was fouled with six seconds to go, but he missed both free throws.
UCLA's David Singleton made both of his free throws after a foul, but Alabama was able to force overtime when Alex Reese scored his first points of the game, drilling a deep 3-pointer as time expired.
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Despite the shocking end to regulation, UCLA would not be denied in overtime. Singleton and Jaime Jaquez Jr. did the heavy lifting in OT, finishing with 12 of the Bruins' 23 overtime points.
Every UCLA starter scored in double figures, led by Jaquez and Jules Bernard with 17 each. Singleton had 15 off the bench.
The Bruins, who began their run with a victory over Michigan State in the First Four, are into the Elite Eight for the first time since 2008.
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