It's hard to execute an alley-oop off an inbounds play. It's even trickier when there is less than a second remaining on the clock. Manhattan managed to pull of the jaw-dropping feat to force overtime against UMass on Tuesday afternoon.
Trailing 61-59 with 0.8 seconds left in regulation, the Jaspers inbounded the ball underneath UMass' basket. Starting from beyond the 3-point arc, Manhattan guard Rich Williams used a screen and ran into the paint untouched. Forward Emmy Andujar then lofted an alley-oop pass to the wide open Williams, who caught the ball in mid-air and threw down a buzzer-beating, two-handed dunk to send the game into overtime.
While UMass went on to win in overtime, the buzzer-beater was a welcome reminder for hoops fans that college basketball is back.