Half-court buzzer beater lifts Navy

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It’s only December, but this is guaranteed to be one of the best shots you’ll see all season. Navy guard Chris Harris nailed a 3-pointer from half court to give the Academy a 65-62 win over Quinnipiac on Monday night at Alumni Hall.

Catch the ball going left, take one dribble right, pop. The only thing that would have made it cooler was if Harris had called “glass.”

Harris told the Baltimore Sun that the Mids practice for situations like that “every day,” and it showed.

“It might have been luck sent from above, but we executed it perfectly and we were fortunate enough that it went in. I had never won a game like that in either college or high school. It’s a pretty good feeling.”

Interestingly, the Mid throwing the inbounds pass, senior forward T.J. Topercer, hadn’t played all game due to injury. He was brought in specifically for the final play, according to a game story in the Annapolis Capital.

Harris, a senior, had already been named the Patriot League Player of the Week prior to the game on Monday, and on Tuesday he was named the ECAC Player of the Week. He’s leading the Patriot League in scoring with 21.6 points per game, and dropped a career-high 37 in a drubbing of Towson last week.

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