FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Back on February 27, 2014 yours truly called a game where the Alaska Nanooks hit a buzzer beater to beat the Anchorage Seawolves.
Since then, the Nooks have failed to conquer their in-state rival for the past five years.
Well, that streak is over.
Thanks to the Spencer Sweet, and the ice in his veins.
Let's break this down, the Seawolves were up five with about 10 seconds left, and Alex Martin cut it down to three.
The Seawolves then missed the front of a 1-and-1, and Aushanti Potts-Woods was fouled sending him to the line.
He made the first one, then missed the second on purpose and was corralled by Tymoryae Glover and he missed a shot and the Seawolves rebounded it with .3 seconds left.
But the refs gave the ball back to the Nanooks with 1.4 seconds left, and Sweet caught it in the corner but missed the shot as well.
However a foul was called on Anchorage, giving Spencer Sweet three free throws.
He drained all three to give Alaska the 68-67 victory.
Potts-Woods led the Nanooks with 17 points off the bench, while Michael Kluting fought off early foul trouble to get a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The Nooks shot 50 percent from downtown, while they held the Seawolves to only 29 percent.
Sweet spoke at the presser about the feeling off helping the Nooks' break the losing streak.
"Not too much actually, I've been in that situation before," began Spencer Sweet. "I shoot a lot of free throws anyway, so I mean I just kind of zone everything out, and just go back to my being in the gym alone hitting free throws, it's just a free throw to me."
"It feels good," started Aushanti Potts-Woods. "specially knowing that Anchorage has been putting a beating on UAF. Like I said, we're here to change the culture and turn things around. And build this fan base."
"It was amazing. For one, I was really impressed with the turnout we had tonight," said Michael Kluting We had an hour before the game and I saw like three people in the stands. And I was like, man this is going to be an open gym. But yeah I was really impressed with all of Fairbanks showing up and being really loud. That was one of the loudest games I've ever had as a Nanook, that was nice."
"This is even bigger," started Greg Sparling; "and like I said earlier I can't be more proud of these guys. I think it will probably sink in tomorrow when they see it on TVand read about it. But you know what? We've got to keep getting better every day daily and enjoy this one."
The Nanooks are 4-5, and 1-1 in the GNAC, as they go on a long break, until they face the Concordia Cavaliers on January 3.