CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As tears welled up in his eyes, Xavier Sneed was still in disbelief.
After dousing K-State head coach Bruce Weber with water following a 50-43 win against UMBC in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday night in the Spectrum Center, walking to a press conference, answering questions and then walking back to the locker room, it all had yet to sink in for Sneed.
K-State had clinched a spot in the Sweet 16 to face Kentucky in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday. And he was a big reason why.
"It's surreal," he said. "I'm still taking it in. As a kid, I dreamed about being in these moments and this is just big time. I'm still taking it in now. It's real big."