Rich Williams

Manhattan buzzer-beating dunk forces overtime against UMass (VIDEO)

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Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello had fooled UMass with several baseline out-of-bounds plays throughout the course of the game, and as the officials reviewed the time on the clock — which ended up being¬†0.8 seconds remaining — Masiello drew up this buzzer-beating alley-oop. Emmy Andujar to Rich Williams sent the Jaspers’ game against UMass to overtime at 61-61 after the Minutemen had fumbled their out-of-bounds play that would have essentially clinched the game.

Notice the design of the play. Shane Richards, Manhattan’s top 3-point shooter, sets the screen on Jabarie Hinds, freeing up Williams. Derrick Gordon wasn’t focused on switching to the cutting Williams, he was making sure Richards — who was popping to the wing — wouldn’t get a pass for an open, potentially game-winning, 3-pointer.

If you’re scoring at home, the 2014-15 college basketball season is five days old, and we’ve seen two buzzer-beating dunks.

UMass went on to win 77-68 in overtime.