March Madness: Texas survives No. 10 seed Penn State 71-66 to reach first Sweet Sixteen since 2008
Texas survives No. 10 seed Penn State 71-66 to reach the first Sweet Sixteen since 2008…as Dylan Disu sets the school single-game field goal record previously held by Kevin Durant!
Texas survived a late comeback by Penn State to win 71-66 and advance to the NCAA Tournament, led by a game-high 28 points from forward Dylan Disu.
Texas led by eight at halftime and seemed in control in the second half until a 10-0 run gave the Nittany Lions a three-point lead with less than five minutes to play.
However, the Longhorns then responded with a 10-0 run, including eight points from Disu, as they regained control of the game and held on for victory.
Disu made history in the win, setting a school record with 14 field goals, while also pulling down 10 rebounds.
That record surpasses the marks set by school legends Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge.
Dylan Disu was huge for Texas down the stretch as he finished with 28 points
Marcus Carr #5 of the Texas Longhorns celebrates after beating Penn State
Penn State head coach Micah Shrewsberry walks off the court with guard Myles Dread
The second-seeded Longhorns (28-8) made just one of 13 shots from 3-point range, so Disu turned this into a midrange game.
Sir’Jabari Rice scored 13 points for Texas, which will play the winner of Pittsburgh-Xavier on Friday in the Midwest semifinals in Kansas City, Missouri.
The 11th-seeded Panthers and the third-seeded Musketeers will meet on Sunday.
Camren Wynter had 16 points for the 10th-seeded Nittany Lions (23-14) who were coming off their first NCAA Tournament victory in 20 years. Second-team All-American Jalen Pickett had 11 points and 10 rebounds with seven turnovers.