There aren’t many things more exciting in sports than a buzzer beater. Georgia Southern sophomore Mike Hughes just hit one hell of an improbable one.
Down 100-97 at Appalachian State with 5.5 seconds left and the full length of the court to go? Not a problem at all. Hughes inbounds the ball, runs down the court, catches the pass, and then proceeds to shoot a Stephen Curry-esque 3 in desperation. He really did pull from the logo. What makes it even worse is that Appalachian State fouled him on the shot and essentially put the nail in their own coffin.
0.8 Seconds are eventually put back on the clock but it didn’t matter. Hughes drained the free throw and Georgia Southern escaped with a thrilling 101-100 win.
Here’s the shot that tied it pic.twitter.com/x8Dnx8Kyml
— Brant Wilkerson-New (@BrantWSJ) January 26, 2016