Texas men’s basketball suffered an excruciating first-round NCAA Tournament exit on Friday after falling to Nevada in overtime, 87-83, in Nashville, Tenn.
The Longhorns once carried a 14-point lead over the Wolfpack, but 26 points from Kerwin Roach weren’t enough to keep the Nevada from coming back to send the game into overtime — ultimately besting Texas in a wild overtime period.
The Longhorns were without big-man Mo Bamba in overtime after the freshman forward fouled out in the final seconds of regulation. Bamba was responsible for 13 points and 14 rebounds before exiting the game.
Texas became the second Big 12 team in as many days to suffer an first round exit in overtime, joining Oklahoma, who lost to Rhode Island on Thursday. Needless to say, Longhorns fans across the nation were not happy campers after the team’s roller-coaster of a season came to an end in the Music City.
Texas fans voice frustration after first round exit
Texas Hoops…. pic.twitter.com/1kVXi5cTtU
— Corey Elliot (@CoreyElliot) March 16, 2018
Texas might have the best All-NBA alumni team currently playing + Bamba and haven’t done anything with it. Probably not great with a new AD watching.
— Mike Craven (@CravenMike) March 16, 2018
The last 3 mins of the game & OT was painful to watch. Texas was up by 14 & couldn't put it away. pic.twitter.com/ensFwgXWKN
— Katie Baker (@katie_a_baker) March 16, 2018
Shake 50-50 at Texas. Get that man outta Austin
— Chase Elliott (@pgauna93) March 16, 2018
So unequivocally Texas. So brutally Texas. So embarrassingly Texas.
Some days I just wish I pulled for Appalachian State.
— Burnt Orange Nation (@BON_SBNation) March 16, 2018
Texas is not back.
— Tim Shoemaker (@TimShoemaker) March 16, 2018
Live shot of me after ANOTHER gut grenade Texas Basketball loss pic.twitter.com/9qvbYBPMY9
— Nick (@DouglasDimadome) March 16, 2018
Longhorns basketball really breaks my heart every year
— Bruce Silva Jr (@ThereGoesBruce) March 16, 2018
— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) March 16, 2018
— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) March 16, 2018
For Longhorns fans, the dream of a deep run in the Big Dance will now have to wait another year.
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