Kamani Johnson could not play the first two matches in Arkansas Men’s basketball at the Maui Invitational. But he returned in the third match and played amazingly on Wednesday against the San Diego States.
The number 9 Arkansas Razorbacks (5-1) beat 17 San Diego State Aztecs(4-2) in NCAA Men’s basketball tournament’s third-place game. It was Kamani Johnson who made it possible during overtime.
Kamani Johnson in the last 0.3 seconds of regulation and overtime: pic.twitter.com/3ouBvqvJ7h— Christian Weaver (@Cweaver1037) November 24, 2022
The Arkansas squad had struggled back in the wake of getting somewhere around upwards of 13 and attached the game with 3:37 to play. San Diego State returned to an essential lead with 17 seconds left. However, Anthony Black fouled four seconds after the fact. Black made both free tosses to bring Razorbacks inside two, and Trevon Brazile got an important seal with seven seconds to play.
Anthony missed a layup as time terminated, yet Kamani Johnson snatched the offensive rebound and got the additional opportunity bucket at 67 to tie the match at the buzzer. That constrained the first extra time of time for the 9 Arkansas Razorbacks.
In the last seconds of extra time, Kamani Johnson drew a critical foul with Arkansas up by 2. He made both free throws and sealed the victory for the Razorbacks.
HE LIFTS WEIGHTS pic.twitter.com/hfWTIGqo2E— Arkansas Razorbacks Men’s Basketball 🐗 (@RazorbackMBB) November 24, 2022
Johnson wrapped up with seven points, a steal, and seven rebounds in his 19 minutes of playtime.
One of Arkansas’s guards, Ricky Council II, contributed 19 points, three rebounds, and four assists while another guard, Anthony Black scored 15 essential points, including an assist and five rebounds. Trevon Brazile had team-high 20 points, along with nine rebounds. Both Johnson and Jordan Walsh contributed seven points for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
San Diego’s guard, Matt Bradley, led his team with his game-high 23 points, including an assist and seven rebounds. Keshad Johnson scored 10 essential points for the Aztecs with seven rebounds and an assist. Darrion Trammell, San Diego’s guard, contributed 13 points, two assists, and two rebounds.
17 San Diego State Aztecs
Field Goal: 27/62, 43.5%
3-Pointers: 2/18, 11.1%
Free Throws: 18/23, 78.3%
Total Rebounds: 34
Offensive Rebounds: 7
Fouls- Personal: 23
9 Arkansas Razorbacks
Field Goal: 24/60, 40%
3-Pointers: 3/17, 17.6%
Free Throws: 27/38,71.1%
Total Rebounds: 40
Offensive Rebounds: 10
Fouls- Personal: 20