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Mauldin High basketball stuns Dorman makes ESPN ‘SportsCenter Top 10’

Mauldin boys basketball got to relive last night for just a little bit longer on Tuesday morning. 

“SportsCenter,” the popular ESPN programming and sports highlights show, ran The Greenville News‘ video clip of Mauldin senior Caleb Byrd’s walk-off 3-point shot to beat Dorman, 69-68, early Tuesday morning as one of the shows Top 10 plays from Monday. 

READ THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT: Caleb Byrd hits game-winner to send Mauldin past Dorman and into Upper State Championship

In the video above, from the YouTube page, Living in the Past, Byrd’s shot came in at No. 5 on the “ESPN SportsCenter Top 10” plays for the day.

“I can’t believe this is No. 5,” one of the hosts of the show says in the video, “but we’re giving Caleb Byrd his due.”

Byrd’s shot sent Mauldin to the Class AAAAA Upper State Championship game on Saturday at Bob Jones

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Mauldin 3-pointer to stun Dorman boys basketball makes ESPN ‘SportsCenter Top 10’ segment

Mauldin boys basketball got to relive last night for just a little bit longer on Tuesday morning.

“SportsCenter,” the popular ESPN programming and sports highlights show, ran The Greenville News‘ video clip of Mauldin senior Caleb Byrd’s walk-off 3-point shot to beat Dorman, 69-68, early Tuesday morning as one of the shows Top 10 plays from Monday.

READ THE STORY BEHIND THE SHOT: Caleb Byrd hits game-winner to send Mauldin past Dorman and into Upper State Championship

In the video above, from the YouTube page, Living in the Past, Byrd’s shot came in at No. 5 on the “ESPN SportsCenter Top 10” plays for the day.

“I can’t believe this is No. 5,” one of the hosts of the show says in the video, “but we’re giving Caleb Byrd his due.”

Byrd’s shot sent Mauldin to the Class AAAAA Upper State Championship game on Saturday at Bob Jones

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ESPN SportsCenter Top Plays features Bradley women’s basketball

The Bradley women’s basketball team earned a moment in the national spotlight this weekend.

Freshman Caroline Waite hit an off-balance 3-pointer Sunday in BU’s 77-67 Missouri Valley Conference home victory over Evansville. The shot went on to be featured Sunday night and Monday morning on ESPN SportsCenter Top Plays countdown. The shot came in at No. 10 in the countdown, kicking off the clip.

“Who doesn’t love the Valley?,” the ESPN anchor said. “Caroline Waite throws it up there … a little left-handed floater from 3. C’mon now!”

In the clip, the right-handed shooter beat the shot clock with her left-handed heave from the left wing in front of the Bradley bench at Renaissance Coliseum in Peoria. It is the second impressive buzzer-beater she hit this week after sinking a 35-foot transition 3-pointer Friday against Indiana State.

Waite on Monday also was named MVC Newcomer of the Week for

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Ky. Wesleyan men’s basketball falls at home to Walsh

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) – The Kentucky Wesleyan College men’s basketball team made a furious comeback on Saturday afternoon only to see their effort fall in the final 30 seconds. The Panthers dropped a dramatic 63-60 contest against Walsh University at the historic Owensboro Sportscenter.

The first 20 minutes was a bruising affair where the Cavilers (13-5, 9-3 GMAC) took a 31-17 lead. The Cavs lead multiplied in the second half, leading by as many 21 points after scoring the first seven points of the half.

The Panthers’ (10-12, 5-8 GMAC) deficit remained 13 points (52-39) with 10 minutes left in the game. A quick two by JoMel Boyd followed by a Walsh turnover led to a three from Jordan Roland, bringing Wesleyan within eight a minute later.

Wyatt Battaile then connected on a three at the seven-minute mark to bring the Panthers to within five (52-47). The Cavs immediately

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