Watch: George Mason sinks 75-foot buzzer-beater to edge Manhattan
George Mason nailed that 75-foot buzzer-beater to take down Manhattan on Saturday, and the play was nothing short of miraculous.
Up two points, Manhattan had Shane Richards intentionally miss his second free throw since George Mason had zero timeouts remaining. It's a standard, smart play; don't allow the opponent to get set and execute a set play off the inbounds pass. Typically, these plays end in heaves that fall well short, and/or errant of the hoop.
Not on Saturday. Jalen Jenkins grabbed the rebound, took a couple of dribbles and let fly a heave just before the buzzer. The announcers' reaction tells the rest. George Mason won, 64-63.
- Mike Fiammetta