NCAA Men's Basketball ACCtion

March 19, 2010

Smith Sinks Longhorns in OT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Ishmael Smith's last shot meant former No. 1 Texas was headed home, and Wake Forest was dancing on to face Kentucky.

Smith's pull-up jumper from about 17 feet out with 1.3 seconds remaining in overtime gave ninth-seeded Wake Forest an 81-80 win over the eighth-seeded Longhorns in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday night.

Texas twice rallied from double-digit deficits, then blew an eight-point lead in overtime, completing a puzzling slide after being ranked No. 1 in the country in January.