02/20/2013 04:09 pm ET

Craig Cusick Hits Buzzer Beater Hours After Learning Dad Has Cancer, BYU Beats Utah State (VIDEO)

Hours before BYU's game against Utah State on Tuesday, Cougars guard Craig Cusick found out that his father, Randy, was diagnosed with cancer, per the Salt Lake Tribune. Not only did Cusick still play, but he came through when his team needed it most.

Tied at 68 with five seconds remaining, Matt Carlino dribbled to the top of the key and missed a long 2-pointer off the front of the rim. The ball bounced right into the hands of Cusick, who caught it in mid-air and nailed the follow-up at the buzzer giving BYU the 70-68 victory.

"As a player, you couldn't dream it any better. It's great that I made the shot but I give all the credit in the world to my teammates during the game," said Cusick after the game, via KSL-TV. "I made one shot the whole game... so I give credit to my teammates."

According to the Tribune, Cusick didn't talk about his father's health after the game. But he did take to Twitter to thank those who have sent their support for Randy.