From elation to heartbreak in fourth-tenths of a second, the emotions were far-ranging Saturday night for St. Bonaventure, which fell 83-77 in overtime to VCU.
Trailing 65-63 with three seconds left in regulation, Matt Mobley connected on what looked to be the game-winning 3-pointer.
There was still four-tenths of a second on the clock and Bona fans poured onto the court in celebration and impeding play.
Brutal way to lose.
St. Bonaventure assessed a technical for premature court storm. VCU would make the foul shot to force OT & win. pic.twitter.com/Eel1pc2bMq
— Matt Schick (@ESPN_Schick) February 4, 2017
VCU was awarded one free throw after a technical foul was assessed to Bona due to the events that transpired, and tied the game up at 66 to force overtime.
A fan angle of the play looks to show fans rushing the court after time expired, but in a statement the Atlantic 10 Conference said officials got the call right.
This would've been a really cool video if it didn't cause a technical foul and a loss :') pic.twitter.com/cx3kJtCUq5
— Aniesah (@aniesahnoelle) February 5, 2017
Official statement from the Atlantic 10: pic.twitter.com/82Zdu7MHRN
— J.P. Butler (@JPbutler10) February 5, 2017
Mobley hit a school record nine 3-pointers in the game and finished with 34 points.