Stuart Johnson, Deseret News
Left to right; Anson Winder, Craig Cusick and Matt Carlino celebrate their comeback 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.

BYU's opening-round NCAA Tournament game turned into an instant classic.

The Cougars rallied from a 25-point deficit to defeat Iona, 78-72, in Dayton, Ohio, Tuesday night. It was the largest comeback in tournament history.

Watch highlights here on ESPN's SportsCenter.

BYU's finish made headlines around the country. offers a few overviews of the game and the record comeback, as does the New York Times and

Brandon Davies talks to Yahoo! Sports radio about the win. Coach Dave Rose calmed his players, according to

Here's a preview of the BYU-Marquette game that tips off Thursday.