It led to a date with Texas, too.
The Longhorns may have needed to knock off the Cyclones in the quarterfinals to get into the NCAA tournament, and things looked dire when they fell behind by 11 in the second half. But a 22-4 spurt turned the game around, and Brown delivered in the closing minutes.
"Let's just say we are on the bubble," Texas coach Rick Barnes recalled telling his team at halftime. "Now if I write down NIT or NCAA, which one would you put your name under? Which one? Whichever one you want, you have to earn it."
At the very least, they earned a spot in the Big 12 tournament semifinals.
Right along with the Jayhawks, Bears and Tigers.
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