Fans poured into the streets, rejoiced in dorms, bars and living rooms, and at one point became so raucous that riot police were briefly called in as the city held all-night parties to celebrate the Cardinals’ first NCAA title in a generation.
Aaron Craft hit a 3-pointer with a half-second left, and Ohio State escaped Dayton — a place of heartaches — as the lone high seed left in the NCAA tournament’s wild West Regional, beating Iowa State 78-75 on Sunday.
Anthony Bennett posted 22 points and seven rebounds as No. 18 UNLV earned an 82-70 win over Iowa State in the third-place game of the Global Sports Classic.
UNLV will face six teams during the non-conference season that played in the postseason last year, including three that earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament.