Cal defeated NC State 73-72 in overtime in what is already being hailed as the most exciting game of the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Wolfpack led by 2 with 12 seconds left in OT after a trey by Scooter Sherril. All seemed lost but Cal's English Freshman Richard Midgely put up a game-winning trey with just over 3 seconds left to give Cal the improbable victory. Cal fans cried, shrieked, screamed, and danced around the nation as the Bears advanced to the second round for the second year in a row.
Other Cal fans took the day off and watched the game on ESPN, or drove from one sports bar to another unaware that the game was ON ESPN.
The Bears next play #1 seed University of Oklahoma on Saturday, in a game most fans feel we have little chance of winning.
One basketball prognosticator would disagree: