D-III Player Intentionally Misses Free Throw to Himself, Assists on Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater

Stephen Douglas

" OK, let’s try this again @TWCNewsROC @URMensHoops pic.twitter.com/pef3wkHlwD — Tim Irving (@Irvish5) February 7, 2016 "

The University of Rochester beat The University of Chicago in some hot Division III Super Bowl Sunday University Athletic Association action. Rochester pulled off one of the rarer and more difficult things in all of basketball – intentionally missing a free throw, getting the offensive rebound and kicking the ball to a 3-point shooter.

Chicago had a 76-73 lead in overtime and fouled Rochester’s Sam Borst-Smith with 2.7 seconds remaining to prevent a 3-pointer. Borst-Smith made his first free throw then successfully bounced his second off the front of the rim back to himself. He then kicked the ball to Mack Montague in the corner for the game-winning buzzer-beater.

Here’s how it looked during the broadcast, along with the time and score.

" Magic in the Palestra! Montague hits GW 3 after missed FT for W vs. UChicago #PalestraMagic @UofRathletics #d3h pic.twitter.com/OpEPthKTKe — UR Men’s Basketball (@URMensHoops) February 7, 2016 "