College Basketball Nation: Elliott Lloyd

Weber State wins on a 40-footer

January, 31, 2011
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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."

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