Gopher basketball was down 10 points with 1:15 after Cam Spencer hit 2 free throws for Rutgers, giving them a 70-60 lead. A seemingly sealing the win for the Scarlet Knights over Minnesota.
Spencer would hit three more free throws in the final minute, again seemingly securing a win for Rutgers. But not tonight.
In the final 1:03 the Gophers would get 4 points from Dawson Garcia, a basket from Jaden Henly and then Jamison Battle would hit three 3-pointers in the final 43 seconds to help his team earn their 2nd Big Ten win of the season.
FOR THE WIN! @battletime510 nailed the game-winner at the buzzer! @GopherMBB x @battletime510 pic.twitter.com/9a47biijPo— Minnesota on BTN (@MinnesotaOnBTN) March 3, 2023
An incredibly and unlikely comeback for a Gopher team that has really struggled all season.
Battle and Garcia combined for 39 points while Pharrel Payne got a double-double with 15 and 10.
Stats and game story be damned, what a day for some great news for the Gopher mens program. Is this a season where we may finish with just 2 Big Ten wins? Yes, it is. But enjoy this one, Gopher fans.