Oklahoma State, Georgetown and Saint Louis all suffered upsets on Wednesday night, but none were as exciting as what Georgia Tech did to down No. 6 Miami at home at the buzzer.
After an inspired 39 minutes and 50 seconds of basketball on the road in a thrilling ACC contest, Georgia Tech had Miami in position to suffer yet another upset loss during this crazy college basketball season.
Although it was a rough shooting night for Georgia Tech's Marcus Georges-Hunt, he showed no hesitation after getting the ball and using a high screen to get all the way to the basket. The shot was off, taking Georges-Hunt to 1-of-6 shooting on the night, but he refused to leave Coral Gables with another ACC loss.
Georges-Hunt tracked his own rebound in the air, wrangled his body to the left of the Miami defenders tracking the ball and put in a one-handed, left-handed tip that found every inch of the rim and net before falling through to the floor and giving Georgia Tech the 71-69 victory—putting yet another dent in a potential No. 1 seed for the Miami Hurricanes.
Although the Yellow Jacket's hero finished with just four points, these two were the biggest of the night for a team still looking to impress the NCAA tournament selection committee. It's unlikely they get in without winning the ACC tournament, but in this college basketball season would it really surprise you?
Either way, this was a great buzzer-beater on an otherwise scintillating night of college hoops. Sometimes March Madness comes early, but this season almost every game has had that March Madness feel to it—this one is no exception.