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Wesleyan Ends Drought Against Amherst with Buzzer Beater

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    Wesleyan Ends Drought Against Amherst with Buzzer Beater
    Ian McKinnell

    Wesleyan junior Jeremy Kaminer has probably dreamed of this shot his entire life -- a game winning 30-foot buzzer beater.

    On Tuesday in Middletown, Kaminer did just that, and to top it off his shot ended a Wesleyan 16-game losing streak against Amherst.

    Amherst had tied the game at 69 with 6.7 seconds remaining.  Then Wesleyan inbounded the ball to Kaminer who raced up the sideline into a double-team and launched a 30-foot prayer that kissed the glass and fell in as the buzzer sounded giving the Cardinals the 72-69 win.

    It was Kaminer's fourth three-pointer of the game and it gave him a career high 23 points.

    Wesleyan's Dramatic Ending

    [HAR] Wesleyan's Dramatic Ending
    Wesleyan's Jeremy Kaminer nails the 30-foot buzzer beater to beat Amherst 72-69.
    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009)

    The last time Wesleyan had defeated Amherst was Feb. 9, 2001 and had not won a home game against Amherst since Jan. 13, 1999.

    To see video of Kaminer's shot courtesy of the Wesleyan Athletics Department, click on the video box on the left.