Posted On: 02/23/20 7:30 AM

It took for FACS to be in a big game to garner traction from a lot of people.

And in the one big game, the Crusaders needed just one shot to become this season’s Division II-A West Region Tournament Champions.

With 2.9 seconds left in the game, Lausanne was up 51-50 and seemed in position to win the game and secure a first-round bye in the Division II-A Boys State Tournament.

With no timeouts, junior guard T.J. Thomas got the ball at full-court, dribbled to mid-court and launched a prayer over Cisse that went through the net. Then, a swamp of fans followed and jumped all over him and the people who didn’t rush the court cheered from their seats. Lynx head coach Marvis Davis stood at his bench with a numb look, totally in shock, especially after leading by three late in the game.

Davis nor his staff could believe what had just transpired. It didn’t seem real, but when the final buzzer sounded, FACS celebrated its 53-51 win over Lausanne in a game many would call an upset.

Many would also call Thomas’ half-court heave pure luck, but head coach Dee Wilkes doesn’t think so.

“T.J. Thomas takes

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