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San Diego State defeats Florida Atlantic on buzzer-beater to reach title game

Lamont Butler hit a jump shot at the buzzer, sending San Diego State to its first national championship game with a 72-71 win over fellow mid-major Florida Atlantic in the Final Four on Saturday night.

With FAU leading by three, San Diego State's Jaedon LeDee hit a short jumper to cut it to 71-70.

After FAU's Johnell Davis missed a contested layup, the Aztecs didn't call timeout and got the ball to Butler. He worked the clock down before hitting the shot that sent the Aztecs racing out onto the floor.

San Diego State will face UConn or Miami in Monday's championship game. 

In an impressive comeback, San Diego State erased a 14-point second-half deficit, marking the third-largest comeback in Final Four history, according to CBS Sports

Florida Atlantic v San Diego State
Lamont Butler, No. 5, of the San Diego State Aztecs celebrates with teammates after winning the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four at NRG Stadium on April 1, 2023, in Houston, Texas. Tyler Schank/NCAA Photos via Getty Images
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