March Madness 2010: Last-Second Loss a Fitting End for Texas

Posted by Dino Nicandros on March-19-2010 Add Comments

The clock was ticking.

Clinging to just a one point lead following two missed free throws by Gary Johnson, the Texas Longhorns were just seconds away from outlasting Wake Forest and moving on to the second round. All they needed was one stop.

A fade-away jumper later, Texas' hopes of finally finding a measure of success amidst their epic collapse came crashing down.

All senior Damion James could do was watch in disbelief from the bench after fouling out just minutes before.

The first day of the NCAA Tournament saw an array of thrilling overtime contests and epic buzzer-beaters, and Wake Forest-Texas followed suit.

The way the game ended for the Longhorns was shocking to those of us who put so much ...

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