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VIDEO: Anthony Cowan Ties Game With Deep 3 as Maryland Takes Down Illinois

Anthony Cowan capped a brilliant Maryland comeback with a deep three to tie the game.
Anthony Cowan capped a brilliant Maryland comeback with a deep three to tie the game.

While you were busy taking in the theatrics of college football's conference championship slate, No. 3 Maryland was busy on the hardwood mustering an electrifying comeback at home against Illinois. Anthony Cowan put an exclamation point on the Terrapins' 15-point second half turnaround with a DEEP three to tie the game with 21 seconds remaining.

Where's Mike Breen's signature "BANG!" when you need it?

That wasn't, however, all the senior guard had to say in the affair, as Cowan knocked down a clutch free throw a few ticks later to give the Terps a 59-58 lead from which they wouldn't look back.

What once looked like a surefire upset for the Fighting Illini quickly morphed into a crushing defeat.

This was simply college basketball at its very best.