Saturday, January 29, 2011

Weber State knocks off Northern Colorado with a 40 footer at the buzzer

Weber State was a favorite in the Big Sky heading into the season, but that lasted until Damian Lillard, the Wildcats leading scorer and reigning conference player of the year, had his season ended with a broken foot.

With Lillard out, the door was opened for Northern Colorado, who jumped out to a 7-0 start in league play. Included in that 7-0 start was a 65-46 win over Weber State in Greeley, CO, just last weekend.

The Bears made their return trip to Ogden, UT, on Saturday, and let's just say that things turned out a bit better for the Wildcats. Devon Beitzel hit two free throws with 2.4 seconds left to give UNC a 71-69 lead, and that's when Scott Bamforth decided to make his presence known:

The video is quick, I know, but that is Bamforth hitting a 40 footer at the buzzer to hand the Bears their first loss of the season in the Big Sky.

The best part? He called the shot. According to Roy Burton, the Weber State beat writer, Bamforth told teammates "I promise you. I'm about to make this shot."

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