A buzzer-beater is one of the most thrilling plays in sports. A basketball player is basically heaving up a prayer. If it goes in, his team will rejoice in celebration, and if not, then they will rest in utter defeat. On Friday's thrilling matchup between Harvard and Columbia, both teams hit buzzer-beaters to extend the game to triple OT before Harvard finally pulled out the win. Check out the highlights below:

What an absolutely amazing finish. The video does not show this, but Columbia actually had a chance to tie the game up and send it to a fourth overtime period, but they could not pull off another miracle shot. The win improved Harvard to 11-7 and dropped Columbia to 6-13.

This back-and-forth action is what college basketball fans live for. Unfortunately, the game means little in the grand scheme of things, as the two Ivy League schools will most likely not participate in the NCAA tournament in March. Regardless, they provided fans with an absolute thriller, even if nobody saw it until SportsCenter aired in the morning.