Yale steals one late from Penn 80-79 (Mar 02, 2018)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Azar Swain's steal set up an inbounds pass with three seconds left and Miye Oni fed Paul Atkinson for the game-winning basket with 0.3 seconds left to help Yale beat league-leading Pennsylvania 80-79 on Friday night.
The Quakers (21-8, 11-2 Ivy League) held the lead for the final 10-plus minutes except when the Bulldogs (15-14, 8-5) pulled in front in the final second. Penn, which could have clinched a share of the Ivy League title with a win, was unable to get a shot in the time remaining. Harvard beat Cornell on Friday night and pulled even with Penn in the standings with one game remaining.
The Quakers had a three-point lead twice in the final 11 seconds and fouled Oni each time to send him to foul line rather than allow a 3-point attempt. Oni made all four free throws, the second trip to the line making it 79-78 with 3.6 seconds left. On the ensuing inbounds play, Swain caused a turnover by Max Rothschild, setting up Yale's side out and Oni and Atkinson's game-winning combo.
Oni had 23 points and 12 rebounds and Trey Phills led the Bulldogs with 24 points. Atkinson scored 17.