Watch: The greatest comeback in basketball history?

Nevada's Lindsey Drew slips driving around New Mexico's Elijah Brown during the second half of the thrilling game. Photo / AP
Nevada's Lindsey Drew slips driving around New Mexico's Elijah Brown during the second half of the thrilling game. Photo / AP

American college team Nevada trailed New Mexico 90-76 with just over a minute remaining on Sunday when the unthinkable happened.

In a comeback which some are claiming to be one of the all-time best in sports, Nevada stunned everyone with a scarcely believable turn of events.

What happened? Well, watch for yourself.


"I've coached in college, in the NBA, internationally, and I've never seen anything like that," Nevada head coach Eric Musselman said. "The biggest benefit of it is now our guys know that we can come back from any deficit. I'm 52, and it's a lesson for me that anything is possible in sports."

The turnaround was described as "unfathomable" by college basketball writer Jeff Eisinberg, who noted the 11-point deficit Nevada erased in less than 60 seconds was the second biggest final-minute comeback in college basketball history.

Texas A&M holds the record after fighting back from 12 points against Northern Iowa in last year's NCAA Tournament.

However, Nevada's was even less likely, considering they stormed back from 25 points in the second half and from five points in overtime, with Jordan Caroline finishing with a career-high 45 points.

Midway through the second half the Lobos led 74-49 and were still up 87-68 with 4:27 left before Nevada started hitting three pointers.

Marcus Marshall added 26 points, with 12 of those coming on four 3-pointers in the final minute of the second half - the final two banking in and the last one tying it with seven seconds left.

Nevada had seven three pointers in the final 1:49.

New Mexico recently recruited Kiwi point guard Quinn Clinton, who will be hoping that his side can avoid anything similar when he makes his collegiate debut next season.

- With news.com and AP

- NZ Herald

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