Found January 18, 2013 on
Who needs the Pac-12?
The excitement on Wednesday night came courtesy of the Mountain West and West Coast Conferences. UNLV earned a 82-75 road victory over No. 15 San Diego State and the entertainment only got better as the night went on.
Just after 1 a.m. ET, BYU and St. Mary’s each hit late-game shots in a wild final three seconds.
BYU’s leading scorer, Tyler Haws, connected on a floater in the lane with three seconds remaining. St. Mary’s quickly got the ball up the floor on the inbound pass and Matthew Dellavedova heaved a 35-footer and silenced the Marriott Center crowd with the buzzer beating 3-pointer. With the 70-69 win, the Gaels moved to 14-4 (3-1 WCC), while the Cougars dropped to 14-5 (4-1 WCC).
Check out the thrilling three seconds in the video below.
BEST OF MAXIM
Men’s college hoops saw a nail biter that came down to the wire when BYU hosted St. Mary’s Wednesday night. After BYU hit a shot in the final seconds to take a 69-67 lead over St. Mary’s, the BYU faithful thought they had the game won. But with just 2.5 seconds left on the clock, St. Mary’s guard Matthew Dellavedova quickly drove the court and threw up a running three...
In a Wednesday night West Coast Conference NCAA basketball matchup, St. Mary's Gaels guard Matthew Dellavedova hit a long-range three-pointer at the buzzer to beat the BYU Cougars 70-69.
BYU thought they had the game won when they hit a jumper with two seconds left in the game to give them a 69-67 lead, but it wasn't enough.
Video via ESPN.
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Saint Mary's overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to upend Brigham Young, 70-69, on Wednesday at the Marriott Center. The game went back-and-forth in the closing minutes as each team traded baskets. With 1:48 to play, Matt Dellavedova of Saint Mary's sunk a free throw to tie the game at 65. BYU's Tyler Haws put the Cougars up with a jumper, but Dellavedova matched...
BYU's Brandon Davies fouled out with the Cougars clinging to a one-point lead with less than two minutes to play, and that foul sent St. Mary's star Matthew Dellavedova to the line. Delly, a 90% free throw shooter, only made one. Tie game. At that point most Gaels' fans would have have gladly taken overtime, where BYU would be without its star big.
But overtime wasn...