I’m still digging the buzzer-beaters over here. This one comes from the Big South Conference tournament final, where 2nd-seed Radford had the last possession of a tied game against 5th-seed Liberty, who’d knocked out top-seed UNC Asheville on Friday. The Highlanders ran off some clock and set a pair of screens for freshman Carlick Jones at the top of the key, setting up his shot as time expired:
Highlanders win! Radford earned its first NCAA tournament berth since 2009. Per ESPN:
Radford (22-12) called timeout with 13 seconds left, setting up the final play. It was meant to be a double screen, but as Jones dribbled away the time, one of his teammates forgot his role, forcing Jones to make his move with about three seconds remaining.
“I had to let it go,” he said. “You shoot it, and I looked at it after a while and I was like, `That’s good,” he said.
“It’s one of the greatest feelings ever.”