College basketball: Recapping Tuesday's several dramatic finishes
On Tuesday, last-second scores led to some shakeups in the college basketball world. From Kansas’s jumper that handed No. 1 Duke a tough loss to Maryland’s nine-point comeback in the last two minutes to take down Georgetown, Nov. 15 was a crazy day for basketball.
But, just in case you missed these buzzer-beater-type moments or just want to watch them again, here are some of the best end-of-game moments of Tuesday:
No. 7 Kansas shocks No. 1 Duke | GameCenter
After already taking on its first loss, Kansas next took on the No. 1 team in the nation. At the end of a tightly-contested game, senior guard Frank Mason III knocked down a jumper with less than two seconds left in the game to lead the Jayhawks by the Blue Devils 77-75.
Duke freshman guard Frank Jackson attempted to post a long-3 pointer at the buzzer to take the game but it missed, and Duke left Madison Square Garden with a loss.
South Carolina brings down Monmouth in OT | GameCenter
While the Gamecocks started strong, Monmouth came back after halftime, closing the gap to force the game into overtime. Sophomore guard P.J. Dozier scored a buzzer-beating jumper to put the Gamecocks over the Hawks 70-69.
One-timer! pic.twitter.com/qnMlfwdiWp— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) November 16, 2016
South Carolina moved to an undefeated 3-0 record, while the Hawks drop to 1-1.
Maryland rallies to defeat Georgetown | GameCenter
In a little less than three minutes, the Terrapins closed a nine-point gap, closing with a pair of foul shots by junior guard Melo Trimble to put them ahead of the Hoyas. Then on Georgetown's game-winning attempt, an incredible block by Kevin Hueter sealed the deal for the Terps.
So, the end of Georgetown/Maryland was exciting. https://t.co/Pc9qQj5m6t— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) November 16, 2016
Maryland players ran onto the court in celebration, moving to 3-0, as the Hoyas trudged off their home court, moving to 1-1.
In the locker room, the Terrapins continued to celebrate.
Hawaii tops Florida Atlantic | GameCenter
Junior forward Gibson Johnson went home the hero on Tuesday morning, as his last-minute basket edged the Rainbow Warriors over the Owls in a 64-63 win.
Johnson also posted the last five points, finishing with 13 for the day, to help erase the four-point lead the Owls held toward the end of the game.