Monday, March 1, 2010

Davidson's wild finish

Here's video of the final few seconds of Davidson's 99-96 double-overtime victory against Elon on Saturday -- certainly one of the wildest finishes in college basketball this season.

Here's how it unfolded: After Elon's Chris Long hit two free throws to give the Phoenix a 96-93 lead with 14.4 seconds left in the second overtime, Davidson's JP Kuhlman missed a jumper that would have cut the lead to 96-95 with 10 seconds left. It was just as well that Kuhlman's shot missed: The Wildcats' Nic Cochran got the rebound and passed it to point guard Brendan McKillop, who hit a tying 3-pointer with three seconds left.

The Wildcats' Steve Rossiter then stole Elon's inbounds pass and hit a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded to win it for the Wildcats.

The loss was especially tough to take for Elon coach Matt Matheny, a former Davidson player and assistant coach.

Davidson's next game is a first-round Southern Conference matchup Friday at Bojangles' Coliseum against, who else, Elon. -- David Scott


Anonymous said...

Wow, it took them two OTs to beat ELON! Great win guys, did your students storm the court?

Anonymous said...

No Davidson students were at the game, at least that I saw. Crazy game and props to Davidson for hanging in there after being up big and Elon making a big run. Should be interesting how these teams play one another on Friday.

Anonymous said...

Elon is a day to day team this year. Will be intresting in the Tourney this year.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous # 1, it is not very common for college students to storm a court 100 miles from their campus. Also, it took two OTs to beat Elon because they had the best shooting performance of the season and in regulation Davidson had one of its worst.

christian said...

Wow! that's great. Congratulations to them!