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Bachynski gets international exposure in March Madness loss to Texas

Jordan Bachynski
Jordan Bachynski
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According to ESPN, Calgary native Jordan Bachynski scored a game high 25 points on Thursday in Arizona State's 87-85 loss to Texas in the second round of the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Bachynski, a 7'2" senior, played in his final university men's college basketball game, and seemed to be an inch away from blocking Cameron Ridley's game winning shot for the Longhorns at the final buzzer.

In the game, there were several references on CBS to Bachynski's biography, including the fact he spent two years on a Mormon mission trip and that he married Arizona State women's volleyball player Malia Marquardt, who was in attendance along with his mother.

Despite the loss, it has been an outstanding year for Bachynski, who was the Pac-10 defensive player of the year. In 2013-14, Bachynski led the entire NCAA with 132 blocks and 4.13 blocks per game.

A product of Centennial High School in southeast Calgary, Bachynski is also the Pac-10 all-time blocks leader with 314.

With the win, Texas will now move on to play the University of Michigan in round three on Saturday. The Wolverines beat the University of Wofford 57-40 also in Milwaukee on Thursday.

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