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Video: Northern Iowa Knocks Off Texas On Half-Court Buzzer-Beater

Northern Iowa hits a buzzer beater against Texas.

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Just when you thought the madness of Friday was over, Northern Iowa decides to go and hit a half-court buzzer-beater to win its first round matchup against Texas. No, really - that happened.

With the score tied at 72-72 and just a few seconds on the clock, Panthers senior Paul Jesperson let one fly from midcourt. It first found the backboard, then the bottom of the net. Northern Iowa, as you'd imagine, celebrated wildly. Check it out:

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">@Sam_Duren is pretty sweet

— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster)

Shot of Jespersen's shot from the crowd via @Sam_Duren is pretty sweet

— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) March 19, 2016

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UNI will next get Texas A&M on Sunday. It's a tough way to go out for the Longhorns.