The craziest basketball game of the year just finished in Saint Peter, Minnesota. Waseca High School and Marshall High School faced-off this evening for the Minnesota Section 2AAA boys basketball championship, with the winner advancing to the state tournament.

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Our story begins with five seconds left in regulation, with Waseca up three and on the free throw line. A make would’ve sealed it, but the free throw shooter missed, and Marshall hit a three at the buzzer to force overtime:

Two clutch free throws sent the game to a second overtime, where a Marshall player apparently pulled a HAVLICEK STOLE THE BALL, and sent the game to a third overtime:

This is when things graduated from crazy to bonkers. Down three with just one second left, Waseca was totally screwed. But then, somehow, Nick Dufault—the coach’s kid (Correction: coach’s nephew)—hit a nearly full-court three-pointer to send the game to a fourth overtime:

Finally, after making it to the fourth overtime by the hair of their chinny chin chin, Waseca hit a buzzer-beating three to advance to the state tournament:


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