This past week in college basketball provided yet another stimulating game and exciting finish. This time around, it occurred between Seton Hall and No. 16/15 South Carolina on Monday evening in the holiest arena of the basketball universe: Madison Square Garden.

With 11.6 seconds to go, Pirates’ forward Desi Rodriguez dropped in a go-ahead layup to seemingly hand coach Chris Willard’s bunch the upset.

Then, despite Gamecocks’ guard P.J. Dozier’s missing a jumper ticks later, the sophomore received one final heave due to guard Myles Powell going hitting 1-of-2 from the free-throw line. For those who thoroughly enjoy watching March Madness-like moments in the non-conference portion of the schedule, the attempt nearly delivered an improbable sequence.

Even with a resume-building 67-64 victory, though, Seton Hall (8-2) fell just short on cracking in The Comeback’s College Basketball Stock Watch. Instead, a different team, as well as a player, find themselves on the upswing, and another pair slide down the rankings.

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About Eli Hershkovich

Eli Hershkovich is a graduate of DePaul University. Along with writing, he also works at 670 The Score, a sports radio station in Chicago.