This. Is. March.

The Chattanooga Mocs provided the most incredible moment — so far, and this will be really, really hard to top — of the 2022 conference tournaments in an unbelievable 64-63 win over the Furman Paladins in the SoCon Championship game Monday night in Asheville, NC.

The game went into overtime after Furman’s Mike Bothwell nailed a stepback three to tie the game 51-51 in the final seconds of regulation.

The craziness went up a notch in the extra period, with the teams trading impressive bucket after impressive bucket- and the way overtime included particularly showed that.

After Chattanooga’s A.J. Caldwell nailed a three to tie the game 61-61, Bothwell made a layup to put Furman back up in front 63-61 with 4.3 seconds remaining.

What followed was an amazing March moment.

Chattanooga’s David Jean-Baptiste made an extremely difficult, deep three with three defenders around him to put the Mocs in the NCAA Tournament.

An absolutely incredible game, and a fittingly incredible finish.

It’s hard to not feel awful for Furman here too. That’s a brutal heartbreaker.

Chattanooga — the SoCon No. 1 seed and now 27-7 on the season — advances to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016. Furman was trying to get into the big dance for the first time since 1980.

[Photo Credit: ESPN]

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