But that's when lightning struck - in the form of center Elijah Tillman from across court.
With the seconds ticking away, the game tied 68-68, Goldey-Beacom's senior from Garnerville, New York launched a 65-foot three-quarter-court buzzer-beater.
The incredible shot gave the Wilmington, Delaware college a 71-68 victory.
Rightfully so, Goldey-Beacom College is tweeting SportsCenter to make their Top 10 list.
We'd say this is a definite number 1!