Even if Arkansas-Little Rock isn’t able to win in the second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, they have solidified a place in tournament history thanks to their victory over Purdue yesterday. Their win wasn’t a complete surprise—plenty of analysts circled the Purdue/UALR matchup and said it could result in an upset—but UALR trailed by double digits with three minutes and change left on the clock in the second half. So their comeback victory was improbable. And that led to one hell of a post-game celebration in their locker room:
UALR guard Josh Hagins was the star of the game. He scored 31 points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out five assists, and recorded five steals to become the first player in NCAA Tournament history to finish a game with at least 30 points, five rebounds, five assists, and five steals. And he was also the recipient of one of the strangest questions that was asked to a player following a game on day one of the NCAA Tournament this year. After seeing the scene in the UALR locker room, a reporter asked him if it was safe to say that the team's locker room was “lit”:
It obviously was, but...wow, what a weird thing for a reporter to ask. That question was almost as bad as the one that another reporter asked Baylor player Taurean Prince.
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[via Sporting News]