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Today in sports: BYU makes historic comeback from 25 down to Iona

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 2 2015 3:01 a.m. MDT

BYU's Brandon Davies (0) and BYU players celebrate their came from behind win.  Second half of the BYU vs. Iona game, in round 1 of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio. BYU won 78 to 72 and came back from being down 25 points at one time.   Tuesday, March 13, 2012 (Stuart Johnson/Deseret News) (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News) BYU's Brandon Davies (0) and BYU players celebrate their came from behind win. Second half of the BYU vs. Iona game, in round 1 of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio. BYU won 78 to 72 and came back from being down 25 points at one time. Tuesday, March 13, 2012 (Stuart Johnson/Deseret News) (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News)

BYU was more than down. The Cougars were buried and, many thought, done.

Then they made history.

One year ago, today, the Cougars erased a 25-point deficit against Iona for an NCAA Tournament victory. The win marked the biggest such comeback in tournament history.

The 14th-seeded Cougars advanced before losing to No. 3 Marquette, though the Iona win was particularly sweet for BYU big man Brandon Davies, who had missed the previous year's Sweet 16 run. Davies finished that game with a double-double of 18 points and 15 rebounds.

Noah Hartstock added 23 points and might have summed it up best.

"It's part of March Madness," he said after the game.

Matt Petersen is the Sports Web Editor for DeseretNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @TheMattPetersen.

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