WATCH: Shot of the year? Vanderbilt hits absurd buzzer-beating heave from Florida’s foul line

By Adam Silverstein
February 23, 2016

Florida Gators basketball’s had a penchant for getting burned by buzzer-beating threes this season. The latest came Tuesday night in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center when a potential game-tying basket before the half suddenly turned into a five-point deficit for Florida with one of the season’s most amazing plays.

All junior center Schuyler Rimmer needed to do was flush home a tremendous pass from junior point guard Kasey Hill to send the Gators into the half even with the Commodores; however, Rimmer went up weak, got his shot blocked with tremendous effort from Matthew Fisher-Davis and saw VU’s Josh Henderson not only rebound the ball but chucking it with two hands from UF’s foul line straight into the basket at the buzzer.

Vanderbilt took a 40-35 lead into the half against Florida and looks to make it back-to-back wins against the Gators after beating their Southeastern Conference foe 60-59 in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this season. UF is hoping to stay alive in contention for a bid in the 2016 NCAA Tournament; hopefully a play like that is not what keeps it from dancing in March.

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