NCAA Tournament - San Diego State escapes Creighton 57-56 to win South Region
Yahoo Sports writer Krysten Peek recaps 5-seed San Diego State's 57-56 win over 6-seed Creighton to advance to their first Final Four in program history.
KRYSTEN PEEK: San Diego State is heading to the Final Four for the first time in program history after defeating Creighton, 57-56, in a somewhat controversial ending. It was a soft floater in the lane from San Diego State's Nathan Mensah that gave the Aztecs a 2-point lead with under a minute left in the game.
An inbound steal from Creighton's Baylor Scheierman tied the game at 56, and Darrion Trammell was fouled by Ryan Nembhard with under 2 seconds remaining. Trammell knocked down one out of the two, and it was enough to survive and advance. The Aztecs were led by junior Lamont Butler, who led all players with 18 points and only turned the ball over once.
Trammell added 12 points and Mensah finished with three blocks in the win. San Diego State is heading to Houston, and will face Florida Atlantic this upcoming Saturday. This is the first time a five seed will face a nine seed in the Final Four as the madness of March continues, with both teams looking to battle and advance to the title game.