Down two to University of Mary Washington, the NCAA Division 3 side didn’t have possession, and there was just 3.3 seconds remaining.
All University of Mary Washington had to do was inbound the ball and seal it at the line (assuming that Hampden would foul). Instead, they decided to attempt a long inbounds pass.
Mike Murray stole the pass (which is unfortunately out of shot), and hoisted up a running three-pointer from about 35 feet…it appeared to miss, bouncing off the back of the rim a good 10-15 feet in the air, but came straight down through the net for a 58-57 win as the buzzer sounded!
Hampden-Sydney improved to 3-0 while Mary Washington drops to 0-4. Heart breaker.
Even if UMW had successfully inbounded it, we had only committed four fouls, we'd waste all the time on the clock committing fouls to get them at the foul line. But the one thing is that, if you watch the refs arm, he counts to five before UMW makes the pass, it should have been a 5-second turnover.