Atlanta, Ga. - An unbelievable off-balance, half-court shot by Georgia State at the buzzer sank the Tennessee State men's basketball team, 57-59 on Tuesday night.
"It was a tough way to end the game," head coach Travis Williams said. "It was a see-saw game, and it came down to the last possession."
A three-point shot by Jordan Cyphers gave Tennessee State (1-4) a one-point lead with 25 seconds to go, but a pair of free throws allowed GSU (2-2) to inch ahead.
After a timeout, Deshawn Dockery drove the ball down the lane and gave the Tigers another one-point lead with only two seconds remaining.
"We knew that [GSU] was in the double-bonus, so we just wanted to draw some contact. Dockery had a chance to get inside the lane and he got to the rim," Williams said.
Another timeout-this one by GSU- set up the crazy finish.
The Panthers threw the ball to the half-court line where Rashaad Richardson caught it. He then tossed up a wild turn-around jump shot with two Tigers draped all over him. The ball bounced off the backboard and swooshed into the basket.
"My hat goes off to GSU. They made a shot when they had to," Williams said.