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Parents Of Texas A&M's Admon Gilder Left Game Early, Missed His Game-Tying Layup vs. Northern Iowa

Admon Gilder shoots a lay up against Northern Iowa.


Texas A&M's epic comeback against Northern Iowa, in which the Aggies made up a 12 point deficit in 44 seconds, is statistically the greatest last-minute comeback in college basketball history. Unfortunately, the parents of Admon Gilder, the Aggie who capped off the comeback with the game-tying layup before the buzzer, weren't in the arena to see it. The Gilders left the game minutes earlier, assuming that the Aggies were about to lose, to head back to Dallas with work the next morning. Of course, because of it they missed their son being part of basketball history.

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Yahoo Sports' Jeff Eisenberg has more:

"They left the game with probably about a minute to go," the younger Gilder said Wednesday. "They were at the gas station on the way back and someone came out and told them that I'd just hit the game-tying shot."

Paula and Admon Sr. both had to be at work early the next morning in their hometown of Dallas, a roughly four-hour drive from Oklahoma City. They decided they were already too far from the arena to turn around, so they followed overtime and double overtime on their phones instead.

Gilder, now an Aggie hero, doesn't hold it against his parents.

"I probably would have left too," Gilder said.

Don't expect to see the Gilders leaving Thursday's game in Anaheim against Oklahoma early...unless they think they're bringing the team a bit of luck.

[Yahoo Sports]

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