DENTON, Texas — Welcome home, Isaiah Stevens.
The Texas native scored a game-winning layup with 1.2 seconds left to boost the Colorado State men’s basketball team to a 75-73 win over Buffalo to open the NIT on Friday.
It capped a non-stop back-and-forth game that the top-seeded Rams had to really grind out to win.
Buffalo hit a game-tying 3-pointer with about 15 seconds remaining. CSU coach Niko Medved prefers to not call a timeout in that situation to let the defense get set and he did that this time.
Stevens took a controlled drive to the paint and laid it in.
Buffalo's last-chance deep ball was intercepted by David Roddy and the Rams escaped with a win. They'll play North Carolina State in the quarterfinals next.
Read the full story from The Coloradoan here.
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