Multiple conference tournaments tip off on Wednesday, one of which being the Conference USA tournament in Birmingham. And in the first game of the day, FIU and UTSA scripted a finish that will be hard for any game to match this week (or for the remainder of the season, for that matter).
After a Ray Rodriguez free throw gave FIU a 54-51 lead with eight seconds remaining, UTSA’s Keon Lewis hit a three-pointer from the right wing to tie the game. Unfortunately for the Roadrunners there was still time for FIU to attempt one more shot, and Dennis Mavin took full advantage of the opportunity.
Mavin banked in a shot (the defender was close but looked afraid to commit a foul) from half-court as time expired, giving FIU the 57-54 victory. FIU advances to the quarterfinals, where they’ll take on two-seed UTEP Thursday afternoon.
Vine credit: Pierce Roberson