The Wildcats trailed by six with 41 seconds left, but went on a 6-1 run to top Oral Roberts at home, 62-61. Jeremy Senglin hit a pull-up 3-pointer from the top of the key with 2.4 seconds left. The Golden Eagles committed a violation while inbounding the ball on the ensuing possession.
“I thought we were down three to tell the truth,” Senglin said in the post-game press conference. “So, I just came off the screen and they kind of cheated, so I crossed back. I shot better going off the right, so I crossed back to the right, and just shot the three.
“Thought we tied the game, honestly. But I didn’t know that put us up until I looked up.”
The Golden Eagles missed 2-of-6 free throws in the final 59 seconds.
Senglin finished with nine points. His shot topped teammate Richaud Gittens, who hit a 40-foot buzzer-beater to end the first half, which tied the score at 24-all heading into the break.