Chattanooga buzzer-beater stuns Furman for NCAA bid

Welcome to March, David Jean-Baptiste.

The Chattanooga senior guard set a ridiculously high bar for 2022 madness with a wild 3-point heave to secure the Mocs’ place in the NCAA tournament field on Monday.

Frantic finish in SoCon final

With 4.3 seconds remaining in overtime, Chattanooga inbounded the ball under its own basket trailing Furman in the Southern Conference championship game, 63-61. Jean-Baptiste corralled the inbounds pass and didn’t give it up until he’d secured victory. He dribbled the ball over halfcourt and traversed to the left wing, where he was met by three Furman defenders.

With the clock winding down, Jean-Baptiste pulled up from well beyond the 3-point arc where he found nothing but the bottom of the net as the final buzzer sounded.

Elation for top-seeded Chattanooga in the 64-63 win. Heartbreak for No. 2 seed Furman, which saw its NCAA tournament hopes extinguished.

Chattanooga guard David Jean-Baptiste, second from right, holds the championship trophy with teammates to celebrate their win over Furman in an NCAA college basketball championship game for the Southern Conference tournament, Monday, March 7, 2022, in Asheville, N.C. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

David Jean-Baptiste (second

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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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Bam Adebayo stuns Nets with game-winning buzzer beater

The Brooklyn Nets were determined to sweep the season series against the Miami Heat in their matchup on Sunday, but the Heat had other things in mind. Despite not having Jimmy Butler, the defending Eastern Conference champions made it difficult on the Nets from the start.

Miami led by as many as seven in the first half. As the Heat kept applying pressure, some bad bad news struck the Nets. Kevin Durant had to exit the game with a thigh contusion after starting the game 3-3 from the field with 8 points.

Players on Brooklyn seemed down about the news, but Landry Shamet took it upon himself the find the much needed energy to keep everyone’s hopes up. He went off for 18 points on 7-10 shooting in the first half. As he caught momentum, the rest of the team followed his lead, even Kyrie Irving who started the game

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