Houston basketball walk-on Ryan Elvin clutch in March Madness OT win


The Houston basketball team was down to the end of its bench in overtime of its March Madness game Sunday against Texas A&M in Memphis.

Leading 98-95 with 18 seconds left in overtime, Houston All-American Jamal Shead fouled out. He was the fourth Cougars player to foul out. So coach Kelvin Sampson turned to walk-on Ryan Elvin, a seldom-used senior. He has not played more than six minutes in a game this season and had just four free-throw attempts.

But Elvin gave the Cougars the breathing room they needed to stave off upset-minded Texas A&M, winning 100-95 to advance to the Sweet 16. He missed his first free throw but buried the second to make it a 99-95 advantage with 17 seconds remaining.





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