Day: December 8, 2021

New Mexico State buzzer-beater, celebration makes SportsCenter Top 10

Nate Pryor (3) goes to the hoop for the game winning basket as the New Mexico State Aggies face off against the University of New Mexico Lobos at The Pit in Albuquerque on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021.

Nate Pryor (3) goes to the hoop for the game winning basket as the New Mexico State Aggies face off against the University of New Mexico Lobos at The Pit in Albuquerque on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021.

LAS CRUCES – Nate Pryor’s wild, spinning lay-up at the buzzer to give New Mexico State a 78-76 overtime win over rival New Mexico was one of the best plays of the day Monday.

In fact, it was the fourth-best play of the day, according to Monday night’s SportsCenter, which ranks the Top 10 plays nightly.

In addition to multiple angles of Pryor’s prayer, the clip also shows Head Coach Chris Jans celebrating the victory with his players in the locker room following the game.

The win boosted NMSU to 7-2 on the season, including 3-1 against rivals UNM and Texas-El Paso. In Friday’s game against UTEP, Aggie Jabari Rice hit a 3

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Vanderbilt’s Scotty Pippen Jr. hits three pointer, lands on SportsCenter

Between an NHL alley-oop play and a Brooklyn Nets comeback win in the NBA, there’s a highlight on the SportsCenter Twitter account featuring Vanderbilt‘s Scotty Pippen Jr.

Pippen hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer to tie the game against Temple University.

Perhaps, the more shocking part is that Pippen wasn’t even at full health and head coach Jerry Stackhouse wasn’t sure he’d play on Tuesday night.

“He was throwing up and had it going out of both ends,” Stackhouse said after the game. “I wasn’t even sure if he was gonna go back into the game.”

For teammate Jordan Wright, there was no doubt when the ball left Pippen’s hands.

“We work on it all the time,” Wright said in a postgame interview. “I knew it was going in.”

Vanderbilt went on to lose, 72-68, to Temple. 

But the buzzer beater grabbed the attention of basketball twitter.

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