The first half was largely controlled by the Gonzaga Bulldogs, but it was the Xavier Musketeers that registered by far the strangest/most unbelievable basket of the entire tournament.READ MORE: Police Investigating Multiple Break-Ins On Northwest Side, Suburbs
With under a minute to play, Xavier star Treyvan Bluiett attempted a step-back jumper that went off the front rim. forward Johnathan Williams was one of two Gonzaga players attempting to corral the rebound, but it didn’t exactly go as planned, to say the least.
Williams attempted to settle the ball but hit it off the hardwood just a little too hard and it wound up deflecting into the basket.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Fire At Abandoned Warehouse On Northwest Side
I’m sure in the history of basketball that’s happened before, but I haven’t seen it.
Moments later, Xavier almost pulled off another incredible moment as Macera launched a three-quarters court Hail Mary with time expiring that incredibly went in, but was waived off because time had expired upon review.
It was a crazy finale for the Musketeers, but they still trail the Bulldogs 49-39 as the second half gets underway.MORE NEWS: AT&T And Verizon Delay Rollout Of New 5G Service Near O'Hare, Midway, Other Airports After Airlines Warn Of Delays
They’ll need just a little more magic to be the first team into the Final Four.