Hopkins wins state semifinal on crazy buzzer beater [VIDEOS]
As time expired on the fourth overtime of last night's state semifinal basketball game, Hopkins sophomore Amir Coffey's 60-foot heave somehow caught nothing but net, sending the Royals to a 49-46 win over Shakopee.
Here's the video:
And here's two other perspectives on the dramatic shot, the first filmed near the Hopkins bench and the second from the stands:
While the end of the game was exciting, most of what came before Coffey's buzzer beater was not. Without a shot clock to compel them to shoot -- there is no shot clock in Minnesota high school basketball -- the teams combined for zero points during the first two overtime periods and essentially played an extended game of keep away.
That's not entertaining, but something tells us Hopkins fans aren't complaining this morning.
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