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VIDEO: East Carolina’s B.J. Tyson completes insane Hail Mary to force overtime

East Carolina v Cincinnati

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY - JANUARY 20: B.J. Tyson #21 of the East Carolina Pirates looks to pass the ball while defended by Justin Jenifer #3 of the Cincinnati Bearcats in the first half of a game at BB&T Arena on January 20, 2018 in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Cincinnati won 86-60. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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East Carolina was able to force overtime against Tulane thanks to an insane Hail Mary at the end of regulation on Wednesday night.

Down by two points with two seconds left, Pirates junior guard Kentrell Barkley hoisted an inbounds pass the full length of the floor as teammate B.J. Tyson caught the ball in traffic and converted a falling layup to force overtime.

The unlikely bucket helped East Carolina force the extra frame but they would eventually fall, 71-69, as another inbounds play in overtime ultimately helped cost them the game.

This time the Pirates inbounded under their own basket when they were down by two with a chance to tie with under 10 seconds left. But after the miracle inbounds play to end regulation, East Carolina completely missed a wide open Tyson under the basket for the game-tying play.

Tulane eventually ended up with the steal, missed the front-end of a one-and-one at the free-throw line, and added another steal to secure the win.