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Daring Last-Second Trick Play Wins Game

YAHOO.COM - Hitting a buzzer-beating jumper in an innocuous NAIA game doesn't usually merit the No. 1 spot on SportsCenter's Top Plays, but a Concordia University player did it in a way that garnered some extra attention on Monday night.

She created the shot with a bit of trickery rarely attempted at such a pivotal situation.

Inbounding the ball beneath the opposing basket in a tie game with seven-tenths of a second remaining, Danielle Clauson noticed that a College of Idaho defender directly in front of her was not facing the ball. As a result, Clauson threw the ball off the back of the unsuspecting defender, caught the ricochet in midair and buried a 10-foot baseline jumper as time expired, securing a 63-61 victory that lifted Concordia into next week's NAIA National Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa.

Although the off-the-back inbounds pass is a ploy occasionally used in all levels of basketball, seldom if ever has a player pulled it off at such a critical moment. It's akin to securing the 27th out of a baseball game on a hidden-ball trick or winning a football game on a statue of liberty play.

It's difficult to guess whether Clauson's shot was planned or impromptu, but the fact that the senior forward was inbounding the ball in that situation suggests it may have been a designed play. Clauson, the Cascade Collegiate Conference Player of the Year, averaged 19.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game this season. 

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