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March Madness 2010:9 Wake Forest - 8 Texas OT Final

March Madness 2010 Final
9 Wake Forest vs 8 Texas
East Regional
Final score Wake Forest 81 Texas 80 OT

Hats off to the March Madness 2010 selection committee as they clearly did a great job of choosing todays 8 vs 9 seeds as these were some great games. Wake and Texas was a real nail biter all game and in the OT Texas jumped out to what looked like a winning lead at 76-68. Wake Forest stormed back with a Ari Stewart three with 17 seconds left and then Ishmael Smith hit a very pretty pull up jumper from 17 feet with 1.3 seconds remaining. It wasn't the very last second shot like Murray State had at the buzzer but was just as impressive. Two crazy stats have to jump out at you for Wake Forest in this game, first they won on the boards 56 to 31 so you would think they would win big but that doesn't happen when you have 20 turnovers to 5. Wake Forest plays Kentucky in the second round and despite having 4 players in double figures in this game and getting 56 boards we know that a team that commits 20 turnovers will loose badly to Kentucky.

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