Grayson Allen had the ball but Tonan Ferrell was open with time running short in the third overtime.
Ferrell took the three-pointer and it was nothing but net just before the buzzer.
Duke goes down! Duke goes down! Georgia has won the national championship.
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At least, that’s the way Allen imagined it, wrote it.
It was a fourth-grade project and Allen chose to write a fictional essay. He named his “A Season of Comebacks” and it was a basketball tale of how Georgia — the favorite team of his dad, William — kept rallying to win close games and finally won the biggest one of all, the NCAA title game against Duke.
“We win 132-130,” Allen said, smiling.
Allen’s mother, Sherry, had the short book bound and Grayson gave it to William as a Father’s Day present.
But why Duke?
“I guess that was me subconsciously thinking ‘You’re going to Duke one day,’” Allen said.