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.
But it wasn’t just the attention of those over at SportsCenter and ESPN headquarters. Fans were loving the clutch shooting.
Vanderbilt moves to 5-3 with the loss to Temple, who is now 6-3 overall.
The Commodores will host Loyola Chicago next, on Saturday, December 10.
TOUGH LOSS TO TEMPLE:Vanderbilt falls to Temple in overtime, 72-68, despite Pippen’s heroics
In case you were wondering, it’s not the first time Scotty Pippen Jr. has been featured on SportsCenter. It happened twice last season.
Trisha Easto is a digital producer in the USA Today network. You can find her on Twitter @trishaanicole