Syracuse‘s John Gillon hit a long 3-pointer at the buzzer at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night to help the Orange knock off Duke in a thriller.
Gillon took the shot despite Syracuse having a timeout to spend after they rebounded a Duke miss with seven seconds left and the game tied at 75.
Gillon and the Orange casually came down the floor as the clock ticked down, then the guard launched a long three that kissed the glass just as time expired. The backboard was illuminated red just as the ball hit the backboard and fell and the home crowd exploded yet another comeback win for the Orange.
In fact, Syracuse does nothing but come back to win these days. Take a look at the February they’ve had.
Whatever halftime speech Jim Boeheim is giving them is working and he needs to remember it if Syracuse makes the tournament. These wins will go a long way for Syracuse’s tournament chances, as the Orange were expected to be a fringe tournament team even with this recent run of wins.
Fans rushed the court after the shot to celebrate, as you can see in this ‘My Heart Will Go On’-enhanced replay of Wednesday night’s events.
I’m sure plenty of hoops fans out there are thrilled to see something like this happen to the Duke Blue Devils, who you may remember educate noted scrappy baller Grayson Allen. Such a shame they have to experience hardships like this.