Half Court Buzzer Beater Lifts Men’s Basketball Team to Victory

Posted on December 5th, 2009 by

Phil Wirtjes

Phil Wirtjes

The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s basketball team beat Concordia College 57-54 in overtime on Saturday, Dec. 5 when junior guard Phil Wirtjes hit a shot from just beyond half court as time expired.

The game was tied at 54 with 0.8 seconds remaining when junior guard Dan Schmidtknecht found Wirtjes near half court with an inbounds pass. Wirtjes turned and fired the 50-foot shot which found the bottom of the net as the horn sounded.

You can watch the final play on You Tube by clicking here.

For more information about the Gustavus men’s basketball team and its 57-54 victory over Concordia, go to the Gustavus athletics website at gustavus.edu/athletics.


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