WATCH: Illinois State's DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell beats four defenders for game-winner

BY foxsports • November 17, 2015

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.

Akoon-Purcell had a game-high 23 points.

h/t CBS Sports

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