|Mississippi State beats Alabama 69-67 in OT|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 14 March 2008 17:23|
Mykal Riley, who led Alabama with 18 points, forced the overtime with a dramatic 3-pointer that spun around the rim and hit the backboard before falling through the net for a 59-59 tie as the buzzer sounded to end regulation.
Then, a severe storm moving through downtown Atlanta ripped holes in the Georgia Dome and sent fans fleeing for the exits, causing a delay of 1 hour, 5 minutes with 2:11 left in overtime.
Riley missed another 3-pointer at the end of the overtime.
Mississippi State will play in Saturday's semifinals against the winner of the Georgia-Kentucky game.