Jordan Barnes’ double-clutch three sends St. Louis Eagles to Peach Jam title game (VIDEO)

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Sunday afternoon the CP3 All-Stars and St. Louis Eagles met in the semifinals of the EYBL Finals at the Nike Peach Jam in North Augusta, South Carolina, with the headliners being 2016 prospects Harry Giles (CP3) and Jayson Tatum (St. Louis Eagles). Of course there was also the matter of Tatum making his college decision following the game, as he chose Duke on national television.

While those were the major plots in this one, there was also the game itself. CP3 All-Stars led by double figures for a significant stretch of the game, with the Eagles making a furious comeback in the second half. But down by two with 4.8 seconds remaining the Eagles still needed a shot to either send the game into overtime or win it.

With Tatum being taken away the ball wound up in the hands of 2016 guard Jordan Barnes, who took off down the court and hit a double-clutch three-pointer from the right elbow as time expired to give the Eagles a 74-73 win. Above is video of the shot, as filmed by NextUpRecruits.

That was Barnes’ second game-winning shot of the weekend, and as a result the Eagles advanced to take on the Georgia Stars in the title game (which was won by the Stars). According to, the Christian Brothers College HS (St. Louis) guard holds offers from Arkansas State, Indiana State, IUPUI, Missouri State and South Alabama.

Division III Piedmont College wins on a 40-foot buzzer-beater (VIDEO)

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There were some insane buzzer-beaters in college basketball over the weekend. N.C. State toppled Georgia Tech for a road win thanks to Trevor Lacey’s running 3-pointer and the end of the Division II Drury and Quincy game was one of the best finishes we’ll see in a college basketball game all season.

Piedmont College represented the Division III ranks in the buzzer-beater category this weekend as sophomore guard Trae Gaines hit an unlikely game-winning, buzzer-beater after a full-court inbound pass with 2.8 seconds left. Gaines banked in a 40-foot, 3-pointer to give Piedmont a 63-61 win over Maryville.

The end of the Division II Drury/Quincy game is one of the best college basketball finishes of the year (VIDEO)


One of the best finishes to a college basketball game this season occurred on Saturday as Drury outlasted Quincy for a 90-88 overtime win.

Quincy received a go-ahead 3-pointer from Godson Eneogwe with 1.6 seconds left to put them ahead 88-87 in overtime, but Drury had an answer from guard Kameron Bundy.

On the ensuing possession, Bundy received an inbound pass near mid-court, took two dribbles and buried a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Panthers a 90-88 win.

Some have questioned how Bundy could dribble two times and release a shot with 1.6 seconds left. Thanks to a tip from reader Dante Rebori, here’s video of the game’s telecast, which includes the running clock.


Florida tips shot into its own hoop, loses to Florida State, 65-63 (VIDEO)


With three seconds left, with the score tied 63-63, Florida State had a sideline out-of-bounds play. The Seminoles inbounded the ball to Devon Bookert on the baseline, who took a contested, fadeaway 3-pointer.

The shot was shot, but Florida reserve forward Jacob Kurtz, who had seven rebounds in the game, went out to corral the miss. In a wild twist, the ball tipped off his hands, up and into the basket with 0.4 seconds left.

Florida had a desperation attempt, but didn’t even get a shot off, as the Seminoles took a 65-63 win.

This couldn’t have happened to a worse person than Jacob Kurtz. The junior forward began his career at Florida as a manager. Now as a walk-on, he’s played significant minutes for the Gators this season due to a series of injuries. However, even on a loaded Final Four team last season, Kurtz found a way to see 8.5 minutes per game.

Unfortunately for Kurtz and the Gators, this is one of the more bizarre plays you’ll see. It’s the equivalent of a defensive back trying to slap down a Hail Mary pass only to direct the ball into the hands of a receiver. Although, it may not be the worst play in Florida’s recent memory. Remember the two football players blocking each other?

Florida State improves to 8-5. Florida falls to 7-5.

The 23 best college basketball buzzer-beaters of 2014

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1. Michael Qualls’ buzzer-beating dunk in Arkansas’ overtime win over Kentucky — Jan. 14

Kentucky left Michael Qualls alone on the baseline, and he made the Wildcats pay with a buzzer-beater putback dunk. This was the first of two overtime wins for Arkansas over Kentucky during the 2013-14 season. This play was listed as the third best dunk of 2014.

2. Tyler Ennis’ 35-footer keeps Syracuse perfect — Feb. 12

What made Tyler Ennis such an impactful freshman last season was how clutch he was late in the game for the Orange. With 3:14 left in the game at Pittsburgh, Ennis committed a turnover. Up until that point, he hadn’t turned the ball over in the last five minutes of any game. He made up for it with this shot to improve Syracuse to 24-0.

3. Dylan Garrity sinks 70-footer in wild win for Sacramento State over Weber State — Feb. 2

In the final 15 seconds of overtime involved two technical fouls, eight free throws and two 3-pointers. After Davion Berry tied the score for Weber State, Dylan Garrity hoisted this attempt a foot outside the 3-point line on the opposite side of the court.

4. George Mason’s Jalen Jenkins hits a game-winner from 75 feet away — Nov. 29

Not much is expected from the Patriots in the Atlantic 10 this season, however, George Mason had one of the early highlights of the season when Jalen Jenkins stole a game from Manhattan with a 75-foot bomb to beat a pretty good Jaspers team, 64-63. George Mason had trailed by eight with 1:14 left.

5. Rasheed Sulaimon extends Duke-Syracuse Part 1 — Feb. 1

Rasheed Sulaimon endured a sophomore slump last season, though, he did step up in crunch time in one of the most anticipated college basketball games of the 2013-14 season. In front of 35,446 fans inside the Carrier Dome, Sulaimon raced down the floor for this game-tying 3-pointer, forcing overtime. While Duke ended up losing in overtime, 91-89, we thank Sulaimon for extending it.

6. A.J. Hess breaks UT San Antonio’s heart with a 40-foot game-winner — Nov. 30

Southern Utah hadn’t won a road game since Feb. 7, 2013 and with 2.5 seconds left, trailing by two, it didn’t look like that streak would be snapped. That was until A.J. Hess connected on this 40-footer. The call really makes the clip. The announcers were in disbelief, as the same thing happened to the Roadrunners the previous season against Division II McMurry University.

7. Sterling Gibbs pulls a Kemba to beat Villanova — March 13

A stepback game-winner in the Big East Tournament. Sounds familiar. In the quarterfinals, Sterling Gibbs did his best Kemba Walker impression with Villanova unfortunately playing the role of Gary McGhee. This turned out to be one of two early exits for the Wildcats in March. 

8. Cedric Bowen, Charleston Southern uses a tip slam to beat Ole Miss — Nov. 14

This isn’t really the way the SEC wanted to begin the 2014-15 season. On opening night, the Rebels let Charleston Southern walk away with an upset win, as Cedric Bowen charged from the top of the key to throw down the game-winner right before time expired.

9. Rayvonte Rice gives Illinois ‘Braggin’ Rights’ over Missouri — Dec. 20

What’s better than the throwback uniforms the Illini wore against Missouri? Rayvonte Rice’s stepback 3-pointer at the buzzer for the win in the Bud Light Braggin’ Rights game in Saint Louis.

10. Jordan Gathers’ three helps St. Bonaventure upset Saint Louis — March 14

The Bonnies entered the Atlantic 10 Tournament as the No. 9 seed. St. Bonaventure extended its stay in Brooklyn with a buzzer-beater from Jordan Gathers over top-seeded Saint Louis. This upset was part of a late-season unraveling for the Billikens.

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Northern Arizona scores four points in four seconds to win at Saint Mary’s (VIDEO)

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There was a wild finish out west tonight, as Northern Arizona knocked off Saint Mary’s in Moraga, California.

It happened liked this: NAU was down by four with 50 seconds left before Quinton Upshur hit a three. After Brad Waldow was fouled with 18 seconds left, Kris Yanku scored a layup at the other end with just a few seconds left on the clock. Upshur stole the ensuing inbounds and laid the ball in.

Game over.

Here’s video of it:

Upshur finished with 26 points. Waldow had 25, 12 boards and six assists. The Gaels were coming off of a notable win at Creighton this weekend.