If you haven’t heard, Nevada-New Mexico ended up playing one of the most absurd
college basketball games ever witnessed Saturday night.
The Wolf Pack managed to pull off a comeback that you wouldn’t believe if I told you. Instead, I’ll let others do the talking.
Tip is up and we're underway in The Pit!— Nevada Basketball (@NevadaHoops) January 8, 2017
New Mexico built a comfortable lead by the half...
...and the lead only grew. New Mexico led by 25 with just over 11 minutes left in the game.
Nevada getting waxed at New Mexico, down 65-45 with 13:39 left. If it wasn't obvious Pack had to win MW tourney, it is now.— Nathan Shoup (@Trib_Shoup) January 8, 2017
But then the comeback ensued. Nevada drilled seven triples (including this banked one in the final seconds) and New Mexico missed six of its last 10 free throws to send the game into overtime.
Nevada trailed by 17 w/ 120sec. Hit 4 threes in 60. Sent it to OT w/ crazy bank shot. Oh yeah, they won in OT. Comeback of the season. pic.twitter.com/uldd5s4Jc2— Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) January 8, 2017
END REGULATION: Nevada 94, New Mexico 94— Geoff Grammer (@GeoffGrammer) January 8, 2017
Lobos led by as many as 25 in 2nd half. Nevada's last 18pts via 3s in last 1:49 of 2H. #mwbb
Nevada once again fell behind in the OT period, trailing 103-98 with 72 seconds left. This Oliver jam cut the lead to 1.
And then, the shot.
There has not been and will not be a more incredibly amazing college basketball played this season than Nevada-New Mexico.— Steve Luhm (@sluhm) January 8, 2017
"Montage Game" for Bad Beats. New Mexico, what have you done?— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) January 8, 2017
I still can't believe what I just saw from New Mexico and Nevada.— Miles Simon (@milessimon) January 8, 2017
Fairly certain this Nevada-New Mexico game violated the "game mathematically decided" threshold of my algorithms.— Erik Haslam (@haslametrics) January 8, 2017
Nevada time down by 10+ in 2H: 19:01— Eli Boettger (@boettger_eli) January 8, 2017
Nevada time down by 20+ in 2H: 5:51
Nevada time leading in 2H/OT: 0:02
Nevada 105, New Mexico 104 (OT)
After the game... GO PACK! pic.twitter.com/vN4r4AVuiP— Nevada Basketball (@NevadaHoops) January 8, 2017
Here’s the entirety of Nevada’s comeback:
Nevada trailed New Mexico 90-76 with just over a minute left last night. What happened next was one of the most insane comebacks you'll see. pic.twitter.com/PEqe0wmbqK— March Madness 2017 (@Madness2017) January 8, 2017
Regardless of which team you were rooting for (if you were rooting for one at all), you won’t soon forget where you were when Nevada pulled off one of the most improbable college basketball comebacks in The Pit over New Mexico.