Devontae Shuler delivers fall-away OT buzzer beater to lift Ole Miss to improbable win at Auburn
For much of the second half, it didn’t look like Ole Miss would have a chance at a win under any circumstances. Auburn led for most of the way, including by 14 points at one point in the second half.
But the Rebels forced overtime and the ultimate clutch shot came when Devontae Shuler nailed a fall-away jumper as time expired as the Rebels won at Auburn, 86-84. The play was reviewed and officials put 0.2 seconds on the clock as Auburn technically had one more shot. Shuler’s clutch shot erased the game-tying 3-pointer by Auburn’s Sharife Cooper just seconds before.
Shuler finished with 26 points as Ole Miss improved to 10-8 overall and 5-6 in SEC play. Ole Miss scored 17 points off 17 turnovers, and got much of its production out of Romello White, who scored 30 points and collected 10 rebounds.
This was the second straight comeback win for Ole Miss as the Rebels knocked off Tennessee earlier this week after being down 11 points.
The key to the win for Ole Miss was it came out firing in overtime, as the Rebels hit five of their first six shots to take a five-point lead with about 2 minutes to play.
Devontae Shuler game winner!!! pic.twitter.com/u8xazBzZIT
— Aram Cannuscio (@AC__Hoops) February 6, 2021