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Monday, January 31, 2011
Weber State wins on a 40-footer

By Diamond Leung

Northern Colorado was 2.4 seconds away from staying undefeated in the Big Sky on Saturday, but Weber State's Scott Bamforth had other ideas.

The shot lifted the Wildcats to a 72-71 win, and was even more impressive because Bamforth was playing with a dislocated shoulder and claims to have predicted he would make it, according to the Standard-Examiner.
"When [Devon] Beitzel was shooting the free throws, I was at half court with [Northern Colorado's Elliott] Lloyd and [Chris] Kaba," Bamforth said. "We're talking and I'm like, listen, I'm about to make this shot. He was like, 'No, you're not,' and I was like, 'I promise you. I'm about to make this shot.' "

Meanwhile, first-year Northern Colorado coach B.J. Hill put the blame on himself.

"This one's on Coach Hill," he said afterward. "I wasn't very good in the last 2.4 seconds. I should have called timeout and I should have had Devon [Beitzel] miss the free throw. Maybe those two things would have helped us.

"Our guys were spectacular. They busted their butts in a hostile environment. They did everything they could, just their head coach needs to get better."