One of the best things about college basketball is the miracle buzzer beater. It's a shot that brings simultaneous joy and heartbreak and can be hit by any player across the nation and strike any team.
Before the first Division I regular season games get going, we were reminded of this last night in NAIA action when Baker University stunned Kansas Wesleyan 53-52.
Trailing by two points, Baker's Sam Kenney stole an inbound pass at half-court with two seconds left. Here's what happened next:
According to the Lawrence Journal-World:
In what seemed like one fluid motion, he gathered himself, took one step, and fired an overhand, football throw of a shot toward the basket as the buzzer sounded.
The crowd went silent as the ball hung in the air, then erupted out of their seats as it clanged off the backboard and through the net. The Wildcats raced off the bench to swarm Kenney, who was already being dog-piled by the student section.
Yes, the season is upon us. Here's to many more of these unpredictable moments happening in the coming months.