It seems like just about every March a UConn guard does something ridiculous to propel the Huskies to postseason win(s) that had seemed impossible, and on Friday freshman guard Jalen Adams more than made sure the tradition of Kemba Walker, Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright lived on.
Cincinnati’s Kevin Johnson had just hit a go-ahead three with 0.8 seconds left in triple overtime of the American Athletic Conference quarterfinal when Adams took the inbound pass and did this:
Need another angle?
Here’s the whole sequence:
Here’s how famed WWE announcer Jim Ross would have called the incredible shot:
And here’s what Adams had to say about the shot:
UConn went on to win 104-97 in quadruple overtime, bolstering the Huskies’ shaky NCAA Tournament resume (they’re firmly on the bubble), balancing the karmic ledger after the program’s six-overtime loss to Syracuse in 2009 and ensuring Adams is forever a hero in Storrs, Connecticut.
Adams, a top-25 recruit a year ago, averaged only 6.8 points per game as a freshman this season but came up big with 22 points off the bench Friday, including one of the most incredible shots you’ll ever see.