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OT Upset, San Diego Stuns U-Conn to become 2nd big Cinderella of the day - West Region

3:40 PM ET, March 21, 2008, St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL

The # 13 seed in the West Region San Diego stunned the # 4 seed Connecticut winning by 1 in overtime 70 to 69. Connecticut was down 34 to 29 at halftime but came back to send the game into overtime with the scored tied 60-60. San Diego's De'Jon Jackson hit the game winning shot just inside the three point arc with 1.2 seconds left for the win. San Diego was led in scoring by junior forward Gyno Pomare who had 22 points. The win is the first by San Diego in the NCAA Tournament in four times playing during March Madness.

The San Diego Toreros finished third in the regular season in the WCC but beat Gonzaga in the WCC Tournament Championship game to get into the NCAA Tournament. Besides Gonzaga nad Connecticut the Toreros also had a big win against Kentucky at Rupp Arena in December. San Diego has now won 14 of there last 16 games.

Number 13 seeded San Diego will move on to the second round in the West Region where they will face the other big Friday Cinderella # 12 Western Kentucky. Western Kentucky ended Drakes magical season on Friday winning in overtime on a last second shot 101-99.

For San Diego's NCAA Tournament History go to Tournament Team's NCAA Histories

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