12/31/2014 10:23 am ET Updated Dec 31, 2014

Only In Florida! Game-Winning Buzzer Beater For Wrong Team May Be Weirdest Loss Of 2014


Don't close out those end-of-year lists just yet.

On the penultimate day of 2014, Florida suffered a last-second defeat on the basketball court that might just be the most bizarre and cruelest of the entire year. Tied with Florida State 63-63 in the waning seconds of an in-state matchup in Tallahassee on Tuesday night, Florida forward Jacob Kurtz tipped in a game-winning shot with 0.4 seconds left on the clock. Unfortunately for the Gators, he inadvertently tipped an opponent's missed three-point shot into the basket he was defending.

"That was crazy. I thought he had a rebound. I guess it just slipped out of his hand. I don't know how to explain it, but I was just happy," Florida State guard Montay Brandon said after his team's 65-63 win, via The Associated Press. "At first I was looking around like, did that happen? Then I saw the scoreboard change and I was like, oh man, we're winning. I started going crazy."

Brandon's "oh man" reaction just about summed up the response to the play on Twitter:



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