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Louisiana Tech wins Cancun Challenge on incredible buzzer-beater

It wasn’t the shot, it was the sequence that led up to it.

NCAA Basketball: Conference USA Tournament-Old Dominion vs La Tech Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

This has been a good night for buzzer-beaters.

Only about an hour after Providence broke the hearts of Rick Byrd fans everywhere, Louisiana Tech beat Evansville on a truly remarkable shot.

The Bulldogs trailed by a point in the final seconds when Jalen Harris hoisted an airball on a three. Somehow, Jacobi Boykins found the ball, saved it before it went out, and found Derric Jean. Jean then took a step back and nailed a three just before the buzzer, giving Louisiana Tech a 63-61 victory. He finished with 13 points off the bench while Daquan Bracey led the Bulldogs with 17 points.

Here’s the game-winner:

The Bulldogs are now 5-0 and champions of the Cancun Challenge Riviera Division. The competition steps up next week, however, when they visit Collin Sexton and Alabama.