Little Rock Trojans Come Back In Double Overtime To Advance In NCAA

Mar 17, 2016

Little Rock Trojan players react during Thursday's game in Denver.
Credit UALR

In double overtime, the Little Rock Trojans managed to upset fifth seed Purdue 85-83 in the NCAA Tournament.

The Boilermakers had a chance to win it when UALR's Maurius Hill missed two free throws with 9.8 seconds left and Arkansas-Little Rock ahead 84-83.

But Johnny Hill stumbled as he drove toward the basket and the ball never got to the rim.

Little Rock's Josh Hagins got the rebound and was fouled with 1.3 seconds left. He sank one free throw, missed the second and Vince Edwards' desperation heave was nowhere near the basket.

UALR was the underdog in the matchup. In Yahoo's bracket game, just 11.2 percent of users picked Little Rock in the first round.

Little Rock will now face Iowa State on Saturday in the second round.