March Madness 2023: Twitter reacts to FAU-San Diego State

Lamont Butler sends SDSU to the title game with buzzer-beater (0:54)

Lamont Butler knocks down the midrange jumper at the buzzer, sending San Diego State past Florida Atlantic and to the title game. (0:54)

The San Diego State Aztecs are off to the 2023 NCAA tournament national championship.

They punched their ticket to the title game Saturday in rather dramatic fashion after Lamont Butler's buzzer-beater secured a 72-71 win over the Florida Atlantic Owls in Houston.

With the victory, San Diego State looks to become the second team in the past 50 years to win the title after making its first Final Four appearance. After trailing 40-33 at halftime, Matt Bradley led the Aztecs' second-half comeback by scoring or assisting on 27 points.

Notable numbers

5: Butler's only shot of the second half was the fifth game-winning buzzer-beater in Final Four history. San Diego State's 14-point comeback was the fifth-largest rally in a Final Four game. It's also the largest deficit the Aztecs overcame this season.

2: The Aztecs won on the second game-winning buzzer-beater in a national semifinal game since the tournament expanded in 1985, joining Jalen Suggs' shot for the Gonzaga Bulldogs against the UCLA Bruins in 2021.

10: SDSU is 10-1 in games decided by five points or fewer this season.

20: San Diego State's bench outscored Florida Atlantic's reserves 20-2 in the second half. The Aztecs' bench shot 54% from the field, going 2-for-2 from behind the arc.

Here's how San Diego's finest reacted to the game:

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