UConn, You're Gone

13th seed San Diego hits late jumper in OT for biggest yet in NCAA Tourney
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 21, 2008 7:47 PM CDT
San Diego's Clinton Houston (33) gives Connecticut's Hasheem Thabeet an elbow in the face as he grabs a rebound during the second half of an NCAA West Regional first-round tournament game today.    (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)
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(Newser) – Tampa is rapidly becoming Upset Central in the NCAA Tournament: first Western Kentucky beat fifth-seeded Drake today, then 13th-seeded San Diego followed that shocker with buzzer-beating 70-69 overtime win over Connecticut, reports the Associated Press. De'Jon Jackson's pull-up jumper with 1.2 seconds left in the extra ssession was the difference for the Toreros.

It was San Diego's (22-13) first NCAA win in four tries. The Huskies (24-9) hung in despite playing most of the game without leading scorer and point guard AJ Price, who injured his knee in the first half and never returned. Gyno Pomare's 22 points led San Diego, which upset Gonzaga last week for the WCC tournament title to earn the conference's automatic bid.