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Brecksville Alum Eric Musselman Leads Nevada To Sweet Sixteen Following Massive Comeback Win Against Cincinnati

Despite all of the Ohio teams being eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, the Buckeye State still has a representative this March. It just so happens to be in the form of a Wolf Pack.

The Nevada basketball squad is heading to the Sweet Sixteen after a comeback win against the second-seeded Cincinnati Bearcats. The win was capped off by a go-ahead basket with under ten seconds to go in the game that left Cincinnati scrambling and eventually turning the ball over, leading to a mob of Nevada players celebrating at midcourt. One of the most passionate guys on the floor running around was head coach Eric Musselman, a Brecksville, Ohio alum.

Musselman has put it together for Nevada since his arrival in 2015. In 2016, he was named the Mountain West Coach Of The Year and has also earned the Wolf Pack their first Top 25 ranking since the 2007 season. After a nationally-ranked season found them as a seven-seed during the NCAA Tournament, the Wolf Pack rallied to defeat Texas in overtime and then pulled off the remarkable stunner against the Bearcats. And Musselman couldn’t be happier.

He’s made stops along the NBA as well as the collegiate ranks but has seemed to find his footing in his latest stop. Now, Musselman must prepare for a Sweet Sixteen showdown with Loyola Chicago in Friday. And if he can do so, it’ll be the furthest March Madness run in program history.

Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.

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