Here’s the buzzer beater of the tournament so far:
11-seed Northern Iowa played an incredibly tight game against 6-seed Texas and came out with an unbelievable 75-72 win. After the two teams exchanged buckets to stay tied at 72, Northern Iowa’s Paul Jesperson threw up a full court heave and beat the buzzer to get the win off the backboard no less!
The Cincinnati and St. Joe’s game was right behind and was not going to be outdone though. St. Joe’s was up 78-76 on Cincy when Octavious Ellis found himself open underneath the basket for a dunk. He went up with two hands for safety and to make sure he didn’t lose the ball on the way up.
It looks like he tied the game, but the shot was called off because his hands were still on the ball slamming it through the hoop. What a horrific way to lose a game and the Bearcats will certainly be going home on the charter plane pretty somber.