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March Madness: TCU rallies, stuns Arizona State with game winner in frantic final seconds

March 17, 2023; Denver, CO, USA; TCU Horned Frogs guard Mike Miles Jr. (1) dunks during the first half against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Ball Arena. Mandatory credit: Michael Ciaglo-USA TODAY Sports

No. 6 TCU was on the ropes on Friday.

But the Horned Frogs rallied late, then cruised to a 72–70 win over 11-seed Arizona State, capping the frantic final minutes with the game-winner in the final seconds of play.

TCU extended the lead to two points with 24 seconds left on All-Big 12 guard Mike Miles Jr.’s free throw, 70–67. Arizona State’s DJ Horn responded with a 3-pointer at the other end to tie the game at 70–70 with 15.6 seconds remaining.

But TCU’s JaKobe Coles had the last word. After a TCU timeout, the sophomore forward sank a floater in traffic with 1.5 seconds left to give TCU the lead 72–70.

Arizona State’s desperation mounted as time ticked on, and the Horned Frogs advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Sun Devils saw off their NCAA Tournament heartbreak after controlling most of the second half.



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