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Video: Ending that must be seen to be believed

Posted on: February 25, 2012 4:01 pm
Edited on: February 25, 2012 4:02 pm
 
By Matt Norlander

Kaboom. And kaboom. And KABOOM!

There were a reported 1,631 people inside Kellogg Gym in Pomona, Calif., Friday night. Ten years from now, that number will swell to at least five times over due to "first-person" recounts thanks to how legendary this ending was.

Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Dominguez Hills -- a couple of D-II schools -- played a double-OT regular-season finale that is one for the ages. This age, any age, all ages can appreciate this sort of end-of-game dynamite. The California Collegiate Athletic Association game was decided by three baskets, three 3-pointers, in the final 8.7 seconds. It was, and is, the absolute epitome of emotional swings in sports.

This is why basketball's so great. You don't get the pendulum to sway like this so fast, and three times, in any other sport. Check the first shot at the beginning, by Cal Poly Pomona's DeRonn Scott, then click to 2:30 to see the rest. A kid by the name of Mitchel Anderson hits the 60-foot shot to give the Pomona Broncos a 60-58 win. My favorite detail: there wasn't a single point scored in the first overtime. First the drought, then came the rain.


 
Exasperated play-by-play men always make that moment better. It's like they're willing a woman to birth.

By the way, Robert Willhite sank the 3 from the top of the key for Dominguez Hills with just .6 seconds left, giving the Toros the fleetest of leads. Willhite, just .6 away from being a legend. 

(Dutiful hat tip to The Big Lead for getting spreading this first.)
Comments

Since: Apr 26, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2012 1:38 pm
 

Video: Ending that must be seen to be believed

I love basketball!!!

We had a guy on our high school team hit TWO 60 foot shots in the state tournament elite 8.  He went on to become the leading scorer in Ohio University history before his record was broken by the “Shaq of the MAC”, Gary Trent..  My high school friend's name was Steve Skaggs.  He was later drafted by Cleveland but never made the team.  But watching him make two 60 foot shots in one game was amazing.



Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2012 11:38 am
 

Video: Ending that must be seen to be believed

Green everywhere.  Empty Seats.  Large cheerleaders.  Confused scoreboard operator. Game winning 60 footer at the buzzer.  What else do you need for a great Friday night?



Since: Oct 10, 2010
Posted on: February 27, 2012 10:59 am
 

Video: Ending that must be seen to be believed

WOW!!!!!!



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 8:23 pm
 

Video: Ending that must be seen to be believed

That was fun.


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Since: Feb 26, 2012
Posted on: February 26, 2012 9:44 am
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Since: Feb 6, 2010
Posted on: February 26, 2012 4:30 am
 

Video: Ending that must be seen to be believed

Altough this was not an NCAA tournament game it sure felt like it. Let the games begin!



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: February 25, 2012 11:51 pm
 

Video: Ending that must be seen to be believed

Nice ending.



Since: Feb 25, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 8:41 pm
 

Video: Ending that must be seen to be believed





Since: Feb 25, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 8:39 pm
 

Raw footage

Alumni Ryan Andrews captures the final seconds of this amazing win. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMJzQnA15r0



Since: Feb 25, 2012
Posted on: February 25, 2012 7:20 pm
 

One Shining Moment! 2010 Dll Champs!

Check This Vid Out! We Aren't just any Dll school. GO Broncos!!!!

 


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