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Burrus Buzzer Beater Featured on ESPN
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Flames fans watching last night's edition of ESPN SportsCenter saw a familiar face during the show's Top 10 Plays segment. Liberty men's basketball forward Antwan Burrus nailed a 30-foot three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Flames a 75-74 victory over Charleston Southern inside Buccaneer Field House.
Burrus received the ball off a baseball like inbound pass from David Minaya, who found the junior open for the downtown dagger.
Receiving huge support from fans around the country on Twitter, the game-winning trey garnered the No. 2 spot on SportsCenter's Top 10.
While the Flames have been featured on the segment in the past, Burrus' big shot marks Liberty's highest spot on the countdown. The accolade is Burrus' second of his career. During Liberty's 100-82 victory over
VMI last season (Jan. 20, 2011), the Winterville, N.C. native was featured in the No. 8 spot. Upon receiving an acrobatic pass from John Brown, Burrus finished with a two-handed jam to make the national highlight reel.
In the following video, Burrus chats with Flames Sports Network's Alan York about last night's buzzer beater, recounting the moments of the last second shot. The three-point bucket was the first of the junior's collegiate career, with his only other attempt occurring during his freshman year against the University of Central Florida (Dec. 29, 2009).
Burrus is currently averaging 10.6 points per game for the Flames and is second on team in rebounds with 6.3 per contest. The 6-6 forward also leads Liberty in blocks with 26 on the year.
Liberty returns to action tomorrow night at Presbyterian College. The clash against the Blue Hose is slated for 7 p.m.