Thursday, December 28, 2023

Buzzer Beating Dunk in 1- vs. 16-seed UMass vs. Liberty Game

Dana Dingle broke the Liberty University defense with a buzzer beating dunk to let UMass 1996 escape with an 80-78 win and spoil one of the greatest performances in any of our Value Add Basketball Game's to date in a game we previewed here.

Darius McGhee scored 33 points on six 3-pointers and a 7-7 day from the line to build a 52-43 lead for our 16-seed. At that point he had outscored UMass superstar Marcus Camby 25-6 with 13:11 (22 possessions) to play. However, Camby then led a counter 27-11 run with a couple of blocked shots and several buckets to make it 70-63 UMass.

Joseph Venzant hit a 3-pointer with 2:44 (5 possessions) to play to cut it back to 71-69. Carmelo Travieso, who finished with16 points and 5 steals, then almost went from MVP to goat when he missed all three free throws, but Dingle saved him with an offensive rebound and bucket to make it 73-69.

McGhee then drew a foul to create and extra possession and hit both free throws to cut it back to 73-71. On back-to-back possessions McGhee had a steal and fast break 3-pointer, then another basket to make it 76-75 Liberty on the verge of an upset with just 53 seconds remaining. 

Edgar Padilla then hit a 3-pointer, finishing with only 6 points, to give UMass the 78-76 lead. Colin Porter then scored a game-tying bucket to make it 78-78 with 16 seconds remaining, but Dingle's dunk at the end made it 80-78 to let UMass avoid the dreaded 1- vs. 16-seed loss to await the winner of the 8- vs. 9-seed game of our 16 new teams. 

That game will feature Cornbread Maxwell's 1977 Charlotte vs. Bernard Hardin's 1974 New Mexico.

Pos     Liberty 2023             Pts  3pt  2pt  FT  AttRebStlBlkFlHtSeason Actual                           
1-PGColin Porter7120041015'97.8 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 3.8 Ast
2-SGDarius McGhee33647742035'922.8 Pts, 3.3 Reb, 3.0 Ast
3-SFJoseph Venzant5110071026'34.2 Pts, 5.0 Reb, 0.4 Ast
4-PFKyle Rode11140030036'710.9 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 3.5 Ast
5-CBlake Preston8040050226'96.7 Pts, 5.1 Reb, 1.4 Ast
1-PGBrody Peebles4012210016'27.4 Pts, 1.8 Reb, 0.6 Ast
2-SGJonathan Jackson0000010016'41.4 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.1 Ast
3-SFIsiah Warfield2010040126'52.9 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 0.9 Ast
4-PFZach Cleveland6030030016'73.4 Pts, 3.4 Reb, 1.8 Ast
5-CShiloh Robinson2010050026'77.6 Pts, 3.6 Reb, 0.9 Ast
 12 turnovers7892099374318  
PosMassachusetts 1996Pts3pt2ptFTAttRebStlBlkFl HtSeason Actual
1-PGEdgar Padilla6200022026'28.9 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 6.7 Ast
2-SGCarmelo Travieso16161445146'212.6 Pts, 3.2 Reb, 2.1 Ast
3-SFDonta Bright18244451016'614.5 Pts, 5.8 Reb, 1.7 Ast
4-PFDana Dingle15144490016'710.1 Pts, 7.4 Reb, 1.5 Ast
5-CMarcus Camby19172581416'1120.5 Pts, 8.2 Reb, 1.8 Ast-NBA
1-PGCharlton Clarke0000010016'31.4 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.7 Ast
2-SGTyrone Weeks4012210016'75.8 Pts, 5.2 Reb, 0.4 Ast
3-SFRigoberto Nunez0000010016'70.5 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 0.3 Ast
4-PFInus Norville2010010016'92.4 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 0.0 Ast
5-CTed Cottrell0000010016'90.9 Pts, 0.9 Reb, 0.0 Ast
 11 turnovers807221319339514 

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