Little Rock delivers unforgettable March Madness moment
No. 12 seed Arkansas-Little Rock trailed Purdue by 14 points with just over four minutes left to play Thursday, and staged a furious comeback capped by Josh Hagins’ heroic three-pointer to force overtime.
The Trojans got back into the game with a late 10-0 run, but Purdue’s Dakota Mathias snapped the Boilermakers’ scoreless streak with a timely three at the 35-second mark. A fortunate bounce on a Lis Shoshi three kept Little Rock alive, and Hagins drilled a stunning three from way beyond the arc to tie the game.
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Hagins scored 31 points in the game, including 10 points over three overtimes, to lead Little Rock to a thrilling upset win. The Trojans advance to play Iowa State.