By any metric, Stephen F. Austin pulled off one of the greatest upsets in the history of College Basketball Tuesday night. The Lumberjacks defeated the No. 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils in Cameron Indoor Stadium courtesy of a buzzer-beating layup in overtime, following a mad dash and scrum for the basketball. The radio call of the now unforgettable moment is almost as good as the game-winning shot itself.
Rob Meyers was on the call for SFA, and his emotional reaction to this entire sequence is everything you could hope for (and was fitting of the greatest moment he's ever had the pleasure to cover.
This is the beauty of college basketball. Anything can happen. The unpredictability is off the charts, and even the best program in the country can fall to a virtual unknown.
Mike Krzyzewski was much less enthusiastic about the final seconds of the game, but that didn't stop him from praising SFA and giving credit where credit was due.
The Lumberjacks forced one of the best coached teams in the nation into committing 22 turnovers, the last of which proved to be the difference in the game, as it allowed SFA to score the go-ahead bucket as time expired. Coach K is absolutely correct when saying they "deserved to win."