Check Out This Wild Rockford Basketball Buzzer Beater
Rockford stunned Union Tuesday on a last second shot. You say you want three different angles of this last second desperation heave? You got it!
Rockford and Grand Rapids Union engaged in a thrilling overtime basketball game last night at Rockford, and the ending was pretty amazing, even considering that that word gets overused these days.
The Rockford Rams were hosting the Red Hawks in a cross divisional match up in the OK Conference.
The two teams battled back and forth, and the game went into overtime.
In the waning seconds of OT, Rockford tied it up 51-51 and it appeared that the Red Hawks would get a decent look at a final shot.
But the Rams defense had other plans. The Red Hawks Jaheim brown tried to pass the ball back to the top of the key, when a Rockford player tipped the ball. An alert Andrew Landis, a sophomore guard scooped up the ball and heaved it toward the basket as the buzzer sounded.
The shot went in, setting off a massive celebration among the Rockford faithful in attendance.
Here's the court side view of the ending which was taken by Amanda Currie and posted to the Rockford Athletics Twitter feed.
Mitch Lyons posted this view, from the back of the Rockford basket. Stay with this one to watch the momentum of the celebration carry Andrew and his teammates out into the hallway, followed by half the crowd!
And a third view from the other side of the gym courtesy of Jay Peterson, and this one is coming from ESPN, who used the shot on its highlight reel.
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