Providence and Creighton played a game on Tuesday night that even the most positive person in the world would have described as ugly.
The two teams combined to shoot 26.7 percent from the field, missed 39 of their 48 3-point attempts, and turned the ball over 26 times. And honestly, I’m not even sure that those numbers tell the whole story, given how open plenty of the missed shots were.
Still though, even in a game like this, is there anyone else’s hands you’d rather have it in than Kris Dunn’s?
With the game tied at 48 and about nine seconds left in the contest, Dunn put Creighton’s Khyri Thomas in a blender with a nasty little crossover step-back move, and knocked down a game-winning, buzzer-beating 17-footer to get the Friars the 50-48 road victory.
KRIS DUNN CALLED GAME! @PCFriarsmbb get the win! #BIGEAST https://t.co/dwop6eNmoc
— FS1 (@FS1) January 13, 2016
Dunn finished with 19 points on what was overall even a rough night for him, as he shot 5-for-16 from the field with five turnovers. However, when it came down to it in the second half, Dunn flourished. He scored 12 of his 19 in the last eight minutes, didn’t miss a field-goal in that time, plus dished out two assists to Ben Bentil.
Now that this one is final though, let’s just forget it happened. Notch it up in the win column for Providence, notch it in the loss column for Creighton, and burn the remaining video tape so no one has to actually see it again.