Texas survives No. 10 seed Penn State 71-66 to reach first Sweet Sixteen since 2008… as Dylan Disu sets school’s single-game tournament record for field goals previously held by Kevin Durant!
Texas survived a late comeback by Penn State to win 71-66 and advance in the NCAA Tournament, led by a game-high 28 points from forward Dylan Disu.
Texas led by eight at halftime and appeared to be in control in the second half until a 10-0 run gave the Nittany Lions a three-point lead with under five minutes to play.
However, the Longhorns then responded with a 10-0 run of their own – including eight points from Disu – as they regained control of the game and hung on for the win.
Disu made history in the win, setting a school record with 14 field goals, while bringing down 10 rebounds as well.
That record tops marks set by school legends Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge.
Dylan Disu was massive for Texas down the stretch as he finished with 28 points
Marcus Carr #5 of the Texas Longhorns celebrates after beating Penn State
Penn State head coach Micah Shrewsberry walks off the court with guard Myles Dread
The second-seeded Longhorns (28-8) made just one of 13 shots from 3-point land, so Disu turned this one into a mid-range game.
Sir’Jabari Rice scored 13 points for Texas, which will play the Pittsburgh-Xavier winner on Friday in the Midwest Region semifinals in Kansas City, Missouri.
The 11th-seeded Panthers and third-seeded Musketeers meet on Sunday.
Camren Wynter had 16 points for the 10th-seeded Nittany Lions (23-14), who were coming off their first NCAA Tournament victory in 20 years. Second-team All-American Jalen Pickett had 11 points and 10 rebounds with seven turnovers.