By the second TV time out of the second half,
Then, after a layup by teammate
Just like that, a 10-0 run had Montana within two.
"He was playing terrific," Weber State coach
Weber responded with a 9-3 run, with Montana's lone bucket being a Johnson trey. It was an eight-point game with 6:30 left when the Wildcats met with Johnson's final, epic volley of shots.
Down by a point, there was only one man who was taking the decisive shot. Everyone knew it, including Montana coach
On the decisive possession, on-ball defender
When the dagger went in, ESPN color analyst
The problem with being Cinderella, though, is that the magic doesn't last overnight. In Montana's five-point NCAA tournament loss to No. 3 seed New Mexico, Johnson shot just 1-for-12 from the field.
"I was disappointed for them," Rahe said. "You could see it in Johnson's face during the game. He came off a career night and wanted to back it up and it didn't happen for him."
Rahe chuckled when he was asked whether he ever thought about why Johnson couldn't have had that kind of off-night in the title game against his Wildcats.
"That's run through my head many times," he said. "But it is what it is and hopefully we'll get stronger because of it."