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San Diego State defeats Florida Atlantic on Lamont Butler buzzer-beater to reach title game


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Lamont Butler hit a leap shot on the buzzer, sending San Diego State to its first nationwide championship recreation with a 72-71 win over fellow mid-major Florida Atlantic within the Ultimate 4 on Saturday night time.

With FAU main by three, San Diego State’s Jaedon LeDee hit a brief jumper to chop it to 71-70.

After FAU’s Johnell Davis missed a contested layup, the Aztecs did not name timeout and received the ball to Butler. He labored the clock down earlier than hitting the shot that despatched the Aztecs racing out onto the ground.

San Diego State will face UConn or Miami in Monday’s championship recreation. 

In a powerful comeback, San Diego State erased a 14-point second-half deficit, marking the third-largest comeback in Ultimate 4 historical past, based on CBS Sports activities

Florida Atlantic v San Diego State
Lamont Butler, No. 5, of the San Diego State Aztecs celebrates with teammates after profitable the sport towards the Florida Atlantic Owls in the course of the NCAA Males’s Basketball Event Ultimate 4 at NRG Stadium on April 1, 2023, in Houston, Texas.

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