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Weber State with 40-foot game-winning bomb

Posted on: January 31, 2011 1:11 pm
Edited on: January 31, 2011 1:34 pm
Posted by MATT JONES

The last time you probably cared about Weber State basketball, it had Harold "The Show" Arceneaux helping pull a shocker over North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament. But this weekend, Weber State was once again worth watching as it produced one of the more dramatic endings of the college basketball season. 

With 2.4 seconds remaining in a tie game, the Wildcats fouled Northern Colorado's Devon Beitzel to put him at the line for two free throws and a chance to take the lead. While Beitzel was was at the line getting ready, Weber State's Scottie Bamforth had a premonition.

"When Beitzel was shooting the free throws, I was at halfcourt with (Northern Colorado's Elliott) Lloyd and (Chris) Kaba," Bamforth said. "We're talking and I'm like, listen, I'm about to make this shot. He was like, 'No, you're not,' and I was like, 'I promise you. I'm about to make this shot.'

After Beitzel calmly made both free throws, the ball was inbounded to Bamforth, and with one quick move he became the Big Sky's version of Babe Ruth calling his shot:

Unfortunately for Bamforth, his 40 foot game-winning heave has been overshadowed a bit nationally by an even more absurd game-winner by Manhattan's Michael Alvarado . But in a year with far too few buzzer beaters for my taste, lets not overshadow the work of Scottie B in Ogden. His shot may not get the distance award, but it certainly got the best crowd reaction.
Category: NCAAB
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