Video: Marist Hits 65-foot Buzzer Beater to Force 2nd OT

The talk in college basketball today is all about Tyler Griffey’s layup as time expired to give Illinois an upset win over top-ranked Indiana.

While no play last night had a bigger impact on the landscape of college basketball, Marist’s Chavaughn Lewis gave us a more impressive buzzer beater.

With Lewis’s Red Foxes trailing the host Iona Gaels by three points in overtime with time running out, he launched a missile from the other end of the court to tie the game as the clock hit zero and send last night’s MAAC (with two “A”s) contest into a second overtime.

 


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Marist ended up winning the game 105–104.

Hitting a 3/4-court shot on an opponent’s floor was especially satisfying for Marist, who, two years ago, lost a home game to Manhattan on a similar 65-foot buzzer beater.

 


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About Josh Tinley

Josh Tinley writes the Away From The Action column at Midwest Sports Fans, covering all aspects of sport aside from what actually happens on the field, court, or track. Josh grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from the University of Evansville and Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is the author of Kneeling in the End Zone: Spiritual Lessons From the World of Sports and the managing editor of LinC, a weekly curriculum for teens that explores the intersection of faith and culture. Josh lives outside Nashville with his wife, Ashlee, and children, Meyer (7), Resha Kate (5), and Malachi (3). He will not allow himself to die before the Evansville Purple Aces make another trip to the NCAA Tournament. Follow him on Twitter @joshtinley or send him an e-mail.

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