Last 10 Seconds of Penn State-Ohio State Game Were Best 10 Seconds of College Basketball This Season (VIDEO)
If you like college basketball but are too busy to watch an entire game, this post is for you. Thursday night’s game between Ohio State and Penn State packed a whole game’s worth of excitement into just 10 seconds.
The 13th-ranked Buckeyes were undefeated in the Big Ten heading into the game, tied for first place in the conference with Purdue. The Nittany Lions outplayed the Buckeyes for most of the game and held a 13-point lead with 7:58 left in the game. However, a couple of three-pointers from Keita Bates-Diop with less than two minutes left got Ohio State back into the game in the final seconds.
That’s when things got crazy.
Down by three, Ohio State brought the ball into the offensive zone with 12 seconds left and ran a play that put the ball in the hands of Bates-Diop, who drained a three-pointer from NBA range with five seconds left on the clock. Everybody in the arena went wild. It felt like destiny, like Ohio State would not be denied.
Then Penn State inbounded the ball, and Tony Carr dribbled past half-court and heaved a desperation shot from 35 feet that went off the backboard and into the basket right as time expired, handing Penn State a batsh*t insane 82-79 road win over the Buckeyes.
Take a look:
WHAT A FINISH!
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) January 26, 2018
Hey, if you’re going to lose, you might as well do it on a 35-foot buzzer-beater, rather than by 30 points, right?