The college basketball world was whipped into a frenzy on Saturday when a game featured a game-winning buzzer-beater — followed by another game-winning buzzer-beater. Tuesday’s Big East game between St. John’s and DePaul didn’t quite feature that, but the end of regulation featured two stone-cold shots.
The first came courtesy of DePaul guard Jalen Terry. With the game tied at 76 at the end of the second half, Terry drove to his left, got a screen and pulled up for a long three. The shot was perfect and gave the Blue Demons a 79-76 lead with only 4.9 seconds remaining.
JALEN TERRY OMG pic.twitter.com/xFOxZ9SPcO
— BIG EAST MBB (@BIGEASTMBB) February 15, 2023
With 2.6 seconds left and still trailing by three, the Red Storm inbounded the ball in the frontcourt. Inbounding the ball for St. John’s was David Jones, who seemed to look for AJ Storr. DePaul, though, had Storr defended, forcing Jones into Plan B — tossing the ball across the court to Dylan Addae-Wusu. Addae-Wusu got free and beat the ball to the spot, giving himself not only an open look at the game-tying three but also time to set his feet.
That was more than enough for Addae-Wusu, who buried the game-tying three as time expired.
ICE. IN. HIS. VEINS. 🥶 pic.twitter.com/lvBCmvvtSB
— St. John's Men’s Basketball (@StJohnsBBall) February 15, 2023
College basketball fans loved the last-second heroics.
Here it is: https://t.co/lJT22tVKDn
— Anderson Avenue (@_AndersonAvenue) February 15, 2023
Anyone else out there watching this thriller??? https://t.co/JqRT980F3Y
— Brian Litvack (@twittyhoops) February 15, 2023
— Danny Giangrande (@DannyGiangrande) February 15, 2023
— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) February 15, 2023
And one overtime wasn’t enough to decide things. Both teams scored four points in overtime, keeping the game tied at 83 and sending it into double overtime. There, St. John’s finally put the game out of reach. Not only did the Red Storm score nine points but they shut the Blue Demons out in double overtime, coming away with a 92-83 win.
Addae-Wusu was the hero of the game. Not only did he send the game into overtime with a buzzer-beating three, but his 24 points led St. John’s on the night.