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Anthony Chiusano | | January 25, 2017

WATCH: Western Illinois women's basketball's Morgan Blumer launches buzzer beater from the far free throw line

The free throw line is often called "the charity stripe" because getting there is supposed to provide an easy way to tally points. In Western Illinois' Morgan Blumer's case, that proves true at both ends of the floor.

With time winding down in the first half of Wednesday's women's basketball game between WIU and IUPUI, Blumer launched a last-second over-hand heave from behind the far free throw line. As the buzzer sounded, the prayer caught all net for the long 3-pointer.

The three-quarter heave gave WIU a 40-30 edge heading into the halftime break, although the Leathernecks would eventually fall 76-72.


Women's basketball rankings: Baylor stays on top, Oregon earns highest program ranking at No. 2

Baylor remained the top team in the country, garnering 26 of the 28 first-place votes from the national media panel. Oregon moved up to second, getting the other two No. 1 ballots. UConn was third, while Louisville slipped to fourth after losing to Miami on Sunday. The Hurricanes made the biggest jump, moving up six spots to 14th.

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