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Gabriel Harris Buzzer Beater: Watch Harris' 70-Foot Heave Against CSU

Tom LoughreyAnalyst IIIDecember 20, 2016

Shots like this don’t happen very often, so take a second to enjoy this prayer by Stanford’s Gabriel Harris.

The junior miraculously connected on a 70-foot shot as time expired in the first half of Tuesday’s game against Colorado State in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off. This stroke of luck pulled the Cardinal within two at the half.

What's more, they only won the game by 12 points, so the basket marked a huge momentum shift.

It may remind you of another shot that’s lodged into the memory of every college basketball fan. Gordon Hayward narrowly missed a half-court shot to win the 2010 National Championship as time expired.

This is a shot you don’t practice with any regularity, so it’s almost impossible to execute. For Harris, however, the stars aligned and the shot went into the basket.

Harris will surely be happy to see his shot land in the hoop and at No. 3 on SportsCenter's Top 10 plays, but he has to be happier about the win.

With the victory, the Cardinal move to 3-0 on the season. They will face the winner of tonight’s game between Texas-San Antonio and Oklahoma State.

However, something even better can be taken from Stanford’s win on Tuesday.

Harris only went 2-for-6 from the field if you don’t include his 70-foot miracle. He also missed a free throw in the game.

Maybe Harris should start taking his free throws from half-court?

Not really.

In all honestly, free-throw shooting in basketball has become a joke. The Cardinal shot 65 percent from the foul line, while the Rams hit half of their attempts from the charity stripe.

What are these guys practicing?

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