Incarnate Word Cardinals Shock the Nebraska Cornhuskers with Clutch Last-Second Shot (Video)
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are not a top-25 team right now. But they were supposed to be. With a couple of all-Big 10 players on the roster, just a year after reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time in over a decade, they were expected to compete for a conference title.
Last night those expectations took another big hit, however, as some team named the Incarnate Word Cardinals knocked the Huskers off at home in dramatic fashion.
Never heard of Incarnate Word? That’s hardly a surprise. The San Antonio college just joined the NCAA Division I Southland Conference—home of such college hoops powerhouses as Stephen F. Austin and McNeese State—last year. Before that, the Cardinals were Division II.
They’re kicking ass and taking names so far this year, however. Heading into Wednesday night’s game, Incarnate Word was 5-1. And last night, after Kyle Hittle hit a contested baseline jumper with 2.7 seconds left on the clock, they improved to 6-1.
Take a look:
“We’ve hoped for this forever,” Hittle said after the game. “We’ve had big schools on our schedule we’ve been trying to try to beat so we can get some notice, so hopefully this does it. This is a great win for our program, for our school, and it’s so unreal. So unreal.”
Well, we noticed you, Kyle. And yes, it is unreal.