Syracuse, N.Y. — The USA East Coast team, a collection of current college players, trailed a team of all-stars from Spain by one point with three seconds left on Tuesday.
USA East Coast inbounded the ball to Notre Dame’s Rex Pflueger, who drained a 3-point shot from just inside the halfcourt line. Pflueger’s shot gave USA East Coast a dramatic 97-95 victory in the first of the team’s four games in Spain this week.
USA WINS 97-95! Pflueger’s shot at the buzzer gives East Coast a 1-0 start. Video to follow! @… https://t.co/rGbLK4kKRc
— USA East Coast (@East_Coast_BBC) August 8, 2017
Syracuse forward Matthew Moyer struggled with foul trouble during Tuesday’s game. Moyer, who redshirted last season as a freshman, finished with five points, three rebounds and two assists before fouling out of the game.
South Carolina’s Hassani Gavett led USA East Coast with 17 points. Pflueger added 11 points, including the game-winning three at the buzzer.
USA East Coast will have Wednesday as a practice day before facing a team from Venezuela on Thursday. The remaining two games are against Mexico and Japan.