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There Were A Whole Lot Of Hearts Broken In The Horizon League Tournament Last Night

Yesterday's Horizon League semifinal games were fucking nuts. The above video is from the first matchup, a tightly defended contest between second-seed Detroit and the third seed, Wright State. Both teams were tied at 54 with five seconds left when Wright State's Miles Dixon drove the ball from the right wing baseline, where he found himself double teamed and pinned with time running out and nowhere to go. Dixon he pivoted out and took off facing away from the hoop, rotated in the air, and sunk the baseline jumper to send Detroit home.


Not to be outdone, in the next semifinal, #1 Valparaiso took on fourth-seed Green Bay. After a missed Green Bay free throw, Valpo rebounded the ball 90 feet away from the Green Bay basket with six seconds left, no timeouts, and down 69-67. Apparently for Ryan Broekhoff, this was not a problem.

Valparaiso head coach Bryce Drew has been in this situation before when he played for the school. In the 1998 NCAA tournament, he hit "The Shot," a three-pointer with no time left to send 13-seed Valpo over #4 Ole Miss in the first round of the tournament. We should've known he had a play drawn up for a moment exactly like this.