Saturday, March 12, 2016

Sooners Fall to West Virginia -- Hield's Game Winning Shot Called Off


Turns out Buddy Hield can't do it all.

Not even from the fifth row of midcourt at the Sprint Center where the Big 12's player of the year celebrated what was the buzzer beater of the year.

At least for a few delirious seconds.

The stands are where Hield - and several of his Oklahoma teammates - climbed to mingle with fans after his halfcourt banked-in heave that - momentarily -- beat West Virginia on Friday night.

It might have the most any team had celebrated before having the truth painfully revealed. After several anxious moments in the Big 12 Tournament semifinal, officials confirmed the shot left the Oklahoma star's hands milliseconds late.

Second-seeded West Virginia survived, 69-67, getting to its first Big 12 Tournament championship game. That meant Hield and his teammates had to climb down from the clouds, er, stands defeated.

"It's in the moment. You can't really take away from that," Hield said. "If anybody made that shot especially in college basketball this time of year [they'd celebrate too.] I thought I made it. Everybody in the gym thought I made it." (CBS Sports)
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