Sunday, January 8, 2012

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

It's the first 3-pointer in Jackie Carmichael's 77 game career as a Redbird. Carmichael was also Illinois State's leading scorer with 17 points.

“We went to the huddle and they (the coaches) asked who could throw a baseball pass,” Carmichael told the, Bloomington, IL . “I was initially supposed to throw it, but I’m no baseball or football player."

No but Carmichael did nail the shot for the winner.

“What an amazing, athletic shot,” Illinois State head coach Tim Jankovich said after the game. “You have to be an amazing athlete to even get it off in a crowded little area that far away.”

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