Yale conceded an uncontested layup with 0.6 seconds left. Vermont's deficit was down to three points, but all the Bulldogs needed to do was inbound the ball. Before they got the chance, they were called for an offensive foul. Vermont ball.
The Catamounts executed an inbound play, and guard TJ Long got off a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer while drawing a foul. It banked in. The gym exploded with noise.
With 0.3 seconds remaining, Long stood at the foul line with a chance for a four-point play to seal a nearly impossible victory in regulation.
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Vermont stuns Yale with four-point play in final second
Long nailed his free throw, giving Vermont a one-point lead just seconds after trailing by five, and the Catamounts pulled off one of the greatest comebacks of the young college basketball season.
Vermont trailed Yale by 5 points with less than a second left.
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Long finished the game leading both teams in scoring with 23 points. Mbeng led Yale with his 18 points.
Vermont moved to 7-2 with the win. They'll travel to Boston to take on Northeastern on Dec. 6. Yale fell to 5-4 and 1-3 on the road. The Bulldogs head home and take on Fairfield on Dec. 6.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Yale vs. Vermont basketball game ends in epic comeback