VIDEO: UC Irvine women’s team banks in half court buzzer-beater to win season opener

UC Irvine Athletics

The UC Irvine women’s basketball team won its season opener in thrilling fashion on Friday night as redshirt junior Deijah Blanks banked in a halfcourt buzzer-beater to knock off visiting Utah State with an 87-84 victory.

The Anteaters found themselves trailing by 13 in the fourth quarter before making a furious rally to tie the game. Off of a steal and a deflection, Blanks corralled the loose ball and hoisted the half court prayer, banking it in for the unlikely win.

Not a bad way to open the season for UC Irvine. Blanks finished with 13 points in the win.