The Ohio St. Buckeyes defeated the Michigan St. Spartans in the final second of regulation to win the regular season finale and create a three-way tie atop the Big Ten standings with the Michigan Wolverines. The entire team deserves credit for the second half surge they exhibited, but William Buford came up big time during a clutch situation. Of all his 25 points, none was better than this two-point shot, which gave the Buckeyes the 72-70 lead. Check it out at 11 seconds in the video below:
With the eight seconds left in the game, Aaron Craft received the ball on the inbounds and stepped around for several seconds. Buford received the ball with three seconds left and got a shot off just inside the arc for the clutch shot and the 72-70 lead.
We likely would have forgotten about that shot had Draymond Green made the three-pointer he heaved up at the buzzer, but it couldn't even find the rim.