Day: February 23, 2017

There’s nothing like a good buzzer beater!

There’s nothing like a good buzzer beater!

By: Ashley Conley

There’s nothing more exciting in college basketball than a good buzzer beater, especially when an unranked team defeats a top-10 opponent in front of their home crowd.

Syracuse got the job done against the No. 10 Duke Blue Devils last night at the Carrier Dome. John Gillon, a transfer from Colorado State, banked in a three to seal the deal just as the buzzer sounded in front of more than 30,000 Orange fans.

The last-second shot initiated a massive court storm, was instantly the talk of every commentator on ESPN and quickly became a top trend on Twitter.

By adding this marquee win to their resume, the Syracuse Orange (17-12) will likely cap off a roller coaster season with a NCAA Tournament bid.

Cover Image: Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports

Ashley Conley is a senior journalism student at WVU. She aspires to become a writer or reporter in the sports industry upon graduation. You can follow her on Twitter @ashleyconleyyy