OKLAHOMA CITY — Here came Kansas, suddenly playing disruptive defense with a snarl because the Jayhawks were running out of time. Northern Iowa flinched a few times, but not in the final minute, when Ali Farokhmanesh found himself on a two-on-one break.
Farokhmanesh could have passed the ball, but that is not why Northern Iowa is still alive in the N.C.A.A. tournament and the Jayhawks are not. Farokhmanesh’s 20-footer stretched a 1-point lead to 4, and the Panthers held on for a 69-67 upset victory Saturday.
Ali Farokhmanesh ? Better back ground check that dude I don't like the sound of that name.