While many were occupied with the various NFL games, Toledo and Green Bay were locked up in a tight contest that was decided by a freshman who had yet to hit a shot.
After a missed layup and scramble for the loose ball Toledo freshman Jaelan Sanford, who had missed both of his shot attempts from the field, wound up with the ball as the final seconds ran off the clock. No problem for Sanford, who released a three-pointer from the left wing that went down as time expired. Final score: Toledo 71, Green Bay 69.
Even though the game-winner was Sanford’s first made shot of the game he’s a more than capable scorer, as he left Reitz HS in Evansville, Indiana as the school’s all-time leading scorer (1,544 points).
His shot against the Phoenix put the finishing touches on a Toledo comeback from a six-point deficit in the final two minutes and thirty seconds, with Nathan Boothe (27 points, nine rebounds and three blocks) and Jonathan Williams (26 points) leading the way offensively for Tod Kowalcyzk’s team.
Freshman Jaelen Sanford just hit a buzzer-beater to win it for the UT Men at Green Bay. His only basket of the game. pic.twitter.com/AsDcWgiT5q
— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) December 6, 2015
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