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ONIONS SZN: Northern Kentucky hits 3 in final seconds to move on to Horizon finals

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 17: Drew McDonald #34 of the Northern Kentucky Norse dribbles the ball in the first half against the Kentucky Wildcats during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 17, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Non-stop afternoon basketball is without a question the best thing about conference tournament week. A close second, though, are game-winners.

We got our first Monday night.

Drew McDonald connected on a 3 with under 2 seconds left to help second-seeded Northern Kentucky defeat three-seed Oakland, 64-63, in the semifinals of the Horizon League tourney.

A simple little slip out to the 3-point line got McDonald wide open, and he delivered.

Northern Kentucky now draws top seed Wright State in the Horizon final tomorrow night for a spot in the NCAA tournament.