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Down go the Hardrockers! Westmont’s Jordan Sachs knocks down incredible half-court-buzzer-beating-OT-game-winner

Jan 4, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT


A miracle happened the other day in an NAIA nonconference men’s basketball game and we at OTB got our dirty hands on the video tape to share for one and all.

Down by a point in overtime with 3.1 seconds to go against the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Hardrockers (yep), the Westmont Warriors’ Jordan Sachs, who sounds like a very rich man, pulled down a missed free throw, jetted up court and launched a majestic half-court heave at the buzzer. And made it. Commence celebration. Make sure to turn your headphones down for this one, because both announcers insist on describing this at once.

Someone turn their mics off! SOMEBODY!

Fun fact: The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology mascot is named Grubby the Miner.


By the way, Westmont (located in Santa Barbara, Calif.) plays host to the Alex Moore Classic beginning on Saturday, Jan. 12. The tourney also serves as a fundraiser for the Moore family: Alex Moore was a kinesiology professor at Westmont who died in May at age 31 from complications following surgery for Crohn’s disease. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kirsten Moore and their baby, Alexis, who was born seven weeks after Alex’s death, as well as research for Crohn’s disease. Further info here.

  1. catcity4 - Jan 4, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Not high school, it’s Westmont College in Montecito, Calif., near Santa Barbara. Ranked No. 5 nationally in NAIA Div. 1

    • Josiah Schlatter - Jan 4, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      Thanks, I appreciate it.