(HOLY HELL, LOOK AT THAT FT RATE%!)
Dennis Horner's not yet ready to take off the State jersey for good, but it was a cog of State's future that came up with the huge play at the end.
Up one with eight seconds to play behind Horner's 25 points, State had to hold on for one final defensive stand. And after USF's all-everything Dominique Jones gave up the ball, State freshman Richard Howell stepped out on Augustus Gilchrist to make a huge block to seal the deal.
Horner was pretty much the only State player participating the first half. In fact, Horner scored all 12 of State's first points in the game.
In the end, the Pack gets a huge win on the road. It was the Pack's 20th on the year, the second time during Sidney's tenure.
State will face UAB in the next round this Saturday. The time is yet to be determined.