Sunday, January 3, 2010
Florida's prayer gets answered
By Diamond Leung
The News & Observer in Raleigh ran on its Web site a photo that Florida coach Billy Donovan is probably going to want framed in his office at some point.
The image shows Florida's Chandler Parsons firing the ball from the opposite three-point line. His feet are off the ground, and the ball is on its way. In that very moment, there was a bit of time left on the clock, but not much hope.
The shot from about 75 feet would find nothing but net at the buzzer, with Florida on the road stunning North Carolina State 62-61 in overtime.
Parsons had taken a couple dribbles after rebounding Farnold Degland's missed free throw with 2.6 seconds left and somehow swished it.