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Eastern Kentucky delivers the NCAA’s first wild buzzer beater of the season with a half-court game winner

Eastern Kentucky delivers the NCAA’s first wild buzzer beater of the season with a half-court game winner

This is how you end a college basketball game. (Getty Images)

The beauty of college basketball is the chaos that can erupt even in the middle of a big game, and Eastern Kentucky showed that on Friday.

Facing the prospect of a 1-3 start, the Colonels found themselves down by two points against Georgia State with 5.4 seconds left and Panthers guard Deon Odom’s free throw. Needing a miracle, EKU watched as Odom fumbled and guard Cooper Robb recovered the ball.

Rob only got the ball as far as the half-court logo before pulling up for the first crazy buzzer beater of the college basketball season. No one ever said sports madness had to be limited to March.

A few minutes later, the locker room was pretty tense.

Prior to that shot, Rob was 1-9 from the field and 0-4 from 3-point range, so naturally he made the shot from the half-court line. The fifth-year senior finished with seven points, four rebounds and an assist in a team-high 32 minutes.

Sumer came on the heels of a big comeback from Eastern Kentucky, which trailed by as many as 20 points late in the first half and by 13 in the second half. It took an 11-2 run to get the Colonels within striking distance and then some magic to beat them.



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