The four-point play is a rare sight to see in basketball, but it is always a spectacular thing to experience. I mean, who can forget the Harvard four-point play that nearly led to them upsetting North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament last season?
What is even more rare than the four-point play is one with two seconds left in the game with one team up by three points. That is exactly what happened Monday night when the Georgia Southern Eagles met up with the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
The Eagles trailed their rivals, 100-97 when Mike Hughes came up with a huge play. He nailed a long-range jump shot while being fouled by Chris Burgess, which led to a free throw to win the game, 101-100.
That is quite possibly the craziest ending to a game we will see all year. The Eagles moved to 7-11 on the year with the win and likely won’t be making a push in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament after making it to the championship game in 2015.
However, this play will be remembered by fans for the rest of the season and well into next season before they meet up with the Mountaineers again.