Watch: Northern Iowa wins MVC tournament on buzzer beater

Sunday March 6th, 2016

Northern Iowa punched its ticket to the NCAA tournament thanks to a game-winning shot from senior guard Wes Washpun in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final against Evansville.

With the score tied at 54, Washpun executed a crossover to his right that left him with a clear shot from just inside the three-point line. The shot then bounced off the back of the rim and straight into the air, before falling through the hoop as the buzzer sounded.

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Northern Iowa (21–12) entered the MVC tournament as the No. 4 seed after going 11–7 in conference play. The Panthers also knocked off Wichita State, which will could earn an at-large bid into the tournament, in the semifinal Saturday.

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