There were only three seconds left on the shot clock. But for what Demetri McCamey wanted to do, three seconds was plenty of time.
The junior guard faked out his defender and nailed a 3-pointer as the shot clock expired to bring the Illinois men’s basketball team within one of Penn State with 2:37 left in regulation. That’s after the Illini had trailed by as many as eight in the second half.
“I just had to make a play,” McCamey said. “I saw three on the shot clock, so I knew I had enough time to pump fake, and he bit for and I just shot it. Luckily, it went in.”
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