Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Austin beats Northfield on unbelievable full-court shot at the buzzer

Author:

Austin High School's Oman Oman took on the form of a quarterback and launched a one-handed, full-court shot that found nothing but the bottom of the net to give Austin an improbable 57-56 victory over Northfield (4-1) on Tuesday night.

According to the Austin Daily Herald, Austin head coach Kris Fadness compared Oman's heave to the Hail Mary touchdown Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw to beat the Lions last week. As irony would have it, Austin High School's nickname is also the Packers.

Here's a look at the shot from the student section.

“It was just a reaction," Oman told the Austin Daily Herald. "I just got the ball and I threw it up. Luckily it went in."

Austin (4-0) has been one of the top teams in Class 3A (Minnesota's second largest class in basketball) the last handful of years. They went 14-13 a year ago, but reached the State Tournament each of the previous three years – losing twice to DeLaSalle in the state championship game in 2013 and 2014.

ESPN gave Austin and Oman some love, too.

Oman Oman is now immediately placed in a category of memorable names – for his name and crazy shot – with the likes of former Rochester John Marshall turned Oklahoma Sooner star, Longar Longar.

Next Up

polaris Ranger XP Kinetic

Here is Polaris' new electric Ranger off-road vehicle

The Minnesota-based company unveiled the electric UTV on Wednesday.

MNWOSO_Aurora

MN women's soccer team narrows name, logo options to final 3

The winning nickname and logo will be announced in January.

Kirill Kaprizov

2nd period surge leads Wild to fourth straight win

With three goals in the second, the Wild blasted the last-place Coyotes.

Gopher Basketball / R.J. Stephens

Late-tip in helps Gophers pass first big test, improve to 6-0

Luke Loewe's bucket with 2.4 seconds remaining helped the Gophers stay undefeated.

ambulance

Man, 40, found dead stuck in air duct at his Otter Tail Co. home

The discovery was made by family members Monday morning.

Biden Minnesota visit stream screengrab - 11.30.31

What Biden said during his visit to Minnesota Tuesday

The president spoke at Dakota County Technical College.

Grand Marais

Cook County registers its first COVID-19 death of the pandemic

The sparsely populated, highly-vaccinated county has continuously had one of the lowest rates of COVID in the state.

Waits family screengrab CNN

Support for MN family after anti-maskers target child of school board chair

An online group opposing Kelsey Waits outed the child as transgender.

Pixabay - school - classroom

St. Paul schools add 2 days to winter break due to pandemic stress

The added days off are meant to acknowledge the stress the pandemic has caused.

Fardoussa Abdillahi

Charges: St. Cloud mother killed baby, placed him in dumpster

The 4-month-old baby was found by officers on Sunday morning.

Related