VIDEO: Stephen F. Austin comes back to beat VCU

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

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Twenty-nine in a row didn't look like it was going to happen for Stephen F. Austin.

No. 12 vs. No. 5 in 2014
SouthNo. 12 SFA 77, No. 5 VCU 75 (OT)
EastNo. 12 HARV 61, No. 5 CINCY 57
WestNo. 12 NDSU 80, OKLA 75 (OT)
MidwestNo. 5 SLU 83, No. 12 NCSU 80 (OT)

The Lumberjacks were down by 10 to VCU with 3:30 left, and everything was going the Rams' way in the second half. Havoc was being Havoc, and Stephen F. Austin couldn't get anything going offensively.

It was still a four-point deficit with 10.4 seconds left, but the Lumberjacks rebounded a missed free throw, pushed it up the court and Desmond Haymon was left open on the perimeter. Thomas Walkup found Haymon, who knocked down a 3-pointer -- while getting fouled by JeQuan Lewis. He hit the foul shot to send the game into overtime.

A back-and-forth extra session was still in doubt until Lewis' wide-open 3-pointer rimmed out in the final seconds. Stephen F. Austin escaped, 77-75.

And Lewis was devastated.

The Lumberjacks now face the winner of UCLA-Tulsa.

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