New Orleans choked out of the NCAA Tournament…literally.
Two New Orleans teammates got into a fight during tonight’s game and one of them tried to choke the other one during a timeout.
— Eric Wilson (@EWilson_UNA17) March 15, 2017
Even after that, New Orleans had an opportunity at the end but opted not to foul in a situation where they clearly should have fouled. The plan backfired and time expired:
You've got to foul in that situation New Orleans. Now you only get 2.6 to go win it.
— Evan Dennison (@EvanDennison1) March 15, 2017
Mount St. Mary’s won the game 67-66. Their reward will be a showdown vs. No. 1 overall seed Villanova later this week.