On Thursday, March 2, the Marshall Mustangs played the Breed Bobcats one final time for the 2016-2017 season. However, this was not your typical basketball game. Both teams finished the regular season with a record of 12-1 and this game would determine who placed first in the Northeastern Conference. Shot after shot, layup after layup, both teams played smart in hopes of becoming the NEC Champion. It was a constant battle the entire game and with only 17 seconds remaining, Jeffrey Afwande (Breed) made a layup to tie the score at 49-49. That layup silenced the gym almost immediately and the feeling of victory slowly diminished. After a timeout called by Marshall, it all came down to one final play. Marvens Rosirus (Marshall) dribbled the ball upcourt and was nearly double-teamed once he passed the halfway point. Rosirus passed the ball to Rondell Brathwaite (Marshall) who then passed it back to Rosirus for a wide-open, half court shot. With 3.5 seconds left on the clock, everyone knew this would be the last shot in regulation. As the ball soared through the air, it felt like an eternity, but once the shot was made, that feeling became pure excitement. The buzzer-beating, half court shot made by Rosirus earned the Marshall Mustangs the NEC Title. Congratulations to the boys basketball team on an excellent season!