Found January 08, 2012 on The Dagger:
The most unlikely player on Illinois State's roster produced Saturday's most memorable buzzer beater. With 2.8 seconds left and the Redbirds trailing visiting Evansville by one, Jordan Threloff threw a length-of-the-court pass to the left corner in the direction of three Illinois State players. The one who caught it was 6-foot-9 junior Jackie Carmichael, who had missed all three of his career three-point attempts prior to Saturday but banked in this one as time expired to give his team an improbable 75-73 victory. "He wasn't supposed to bank it, he was supposed to shoot it straight in, but of course the players never listen to you," a smiling Tim Jankovich told the Peoria Journal Star. "The ball was bobbled, so the play was off at that point. What an amazing shot. What an amazing athletic shot." Carmichael, Illinois State's top big man, readily admitted the play did not work the way it was intended. Nonetheless, he'll take it since it kept...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

OSG Buzzer Beater: Wild Finish At Illinois State, 3 Off Glass Wins It For Redbirds

Jackie Carmichael is a hero in Normal, Illinois. Carmichael's three off the glass as time expired won it for Illinois State 75-73 over Missouri Valley Conference rival Evansville Saturday.Here's the game winner. (Thanks GoRedBirds.com)It's the first 3-pointer in Jackie Carmichael's 77 game career as a Redbird. Carmichael was also Illinois State's leading scorer...

NCAAB Game Preview - Purple Aces underdogs vs Redbirds at Illinois State

Jan 7, 2:05 PM | Redbird Arena Evansville Purple Aces vs Illinois State Redbirds Odds 7-6TEAM RECORD10-4 Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Evansville when they take on the Redbirds on Saturday in college hoops betting action. The Purple Aces will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 5-5 ATS against the number this season, while...

Illinois St. 75, Evansville 73

Jackie Carmichael hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a wild finish and give Illinois State a 75-73 victory over Evansville on Saturday. The last minute of the game featured five lead changes before Carmichael's shot gave the Redbirds (11-4, 3-1 Missouri Valley) the win. Illinois State got baskets from Tyler Brown with 41 seconds left and Nic Moore with 7 seconds remaining...
Redbirds News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.