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60-foot buzzer-beater puts Manhattan past Marist

Posted on: January 30, 2011 6:32 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2011 6:33 pm
Posted by Matt Norlander

Buzzer-beaters, whether from two feet, 20 feet or 60 feet, happen with regularity each year.

In a way, we've become numb to most of them, even if they'll forever be exciting in the moment.

That said, doesn't it seem like we're getting more than our usual import of long-distance, successful heaves this season? Maybe it's because 93 percent of all college basketball games are on television, thus we're able to see them at a more frequent rate.

Your latest dose of last-second dramatics comes courtesy of the Jaspers of Manhattan. Manhattan and Marist were locked in a close game that, frankly, few people did or could care about; by game's end both teams would own four wins this season. The Jaspers got to a 4-18 record thanks to Michael Alvarado's running 3-point shot from about 60 feet from the tin.

(H/T, Pete Thamel)
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