WATCH: Illinois State's DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell beats four defenders for game-winner
Illinois State, one of the top mid-major teams in the country, was in danger of fall to 0-2 early in the season on Monday night.
Trailing 66-65 to Morehead State with 5.2 seconds remaining, the Redbirds got the ball into the hands of DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell. The senior guard received the pass at half at half court before beating four Eagles to the basket for the game-winning layup.
Video is courtesy of Zack Carpenter of The Vidette, the Illinois State student newspaper.
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell with a driving layup for the game-winner. 'Birds win 67-66 over Morehead State in home opener pic.twitter.com/kbbwC0LrIA— Zack Carpenter (@ZCarp11) November 17, 2015
Akoon-Purcell had a game-high 23 points.
h/t CBS Sports