MARYVILLE, Mo. (KSNT) – For the second time this season, Washburn knocked off #1 ranked Northwest Missouri State on Saturday night. This time it was for the MIAA Tournament Championship in the most dramatic fashion possible. Washburn’s Tyler Geiman scored the game winning three pointer at the buzzer from three quarters court to give the Ichabods the 69-68 win.
“Jace (Williams) was throwing the ball in and said, you want it? And I said, yeah, and took two dribbles and let it go and it felt good and I knew it was good right as it got released,” said Geiman. “We had two options on the play. I was kind of the safety option, they took the first option away and so I had to go make the play.”
“How deserving is he (Geiman)? He’s been our best player this year,” said Washburn coach Brett Ballard. “For him to have a moment like that couldn’t happen to a better kid.” Ballard added, “It’s March, and in March Madness, sometimes those things happen.”
The play landed #2 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays.
Geiman had 23 points in the game while Jalen Lewis led the way with 26.
Washburn awaits the NCAA Tournament selection show on Sunday.