Consider it redemption for American University's Sa'eed Nelson.
With the game between American and George Washington University tied at 65 and only 14 seconds left, Nelson worked his way toward the rim before fading away to end the game at the buzzer.
It was the senior's second bucket in the final 30 seconds of the intra-D.C. showdown, pushing his points total to a game-high 20.
Nelson, a first-team All-Patriot League winner last season, has been American's primary offensive weapon over the past four years and is approaching the university's all-time scoring record. If he maintains his production from the past two seasons, Nelson should finish with the record.
The buzzer-beater was a sweet moment for Nelson and the Eagles, who lost against George Washington in overtime last year. Nelson had seven points and six turnovers a year ago, compared to this year's 20 points and five steals.
This time, Nelson made sure the matchup did not go to overtime.
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With Wrestlemania 36 underway this weekend, Maryland football coach Mike Locksley sat down on Instagram Live with former Terps defensive lineman and current WWE superstar Mojo Rawley to talk about his new career path.
Rawley's real name is Dean Muhtadi, and he played for the Terps in for two years as a Division III transfer. He finished third on team in sacks that season and despite going undrafted in 2009, found his way to an NFL camp with the Packers.
Muhtadi spent 2009 with Green Bay and 2010 with the Cardinals before suffering an injury that landed him on injured reserve. It was then where Muhtadi found a new career path thanks to two of his best friends.
"Dan Gronkowski and Chris Gronkowski played with me at Maryland, two of my closest friends," Rawley said on "Late Night With Locks". "Their dad was one of our coach's roommates in the WWE, so it seemed like a natural fit. We were watching together, and I kinda made a comment like, 'this would be awesome if I could be one of [the wrestlers]. Mr. Gronk made the call and the rest was history."
Rawley has been a WWE superstar and currently stands as Rob Gronkowski's hype man. The former Patriots tight end is WWE's most recent signee and is Wrestlemania 36's host.
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In this time of mass quarantining, live sports have come to a standstill across the country, but that hasn’t stopped college basketball’s offseason from churning along.
Players across the nation are deciding where they want to play next season, and the latest impactful player to take a step toward next year is VCU’s Marcus Santos-Silva.
The junior forward announced on his Instagram his intentions to enter the 2020 NBA Draft.
It’s not yet clear how limited the NBA’s draft preparation will be as a result of COVID-19, but Santos-Silva does mention in his announcement that he will be maintaining his college eligibility in case he decides to return for his senior season.
Santos-Silva came off the bench his freshman season, but has started all 64 games in the last two years for VCU. As a junior, he averaged 12.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game in 27.2 minutes.
He does all of his damage close to the rim, as he has yet to attempt a three-point shot in his college career.
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