WATCH: Pearl Washington hits game-winning halfcourt buzzer-beater as freshman

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments With Syracuse and then-No. 16 Boston College tied at 73 on Jan. 21, 1984, BC’s Martin Clark had a chance to put the Eagles ahead at the foul line with four seconds left. Clark missed his one shot, Syracuse’s Sean Kerins corralled the rebound and his outlet pass went to Dwayne “Pearl” Washington.Washington took three dribbles and heaved a prayer just past the mid-court line in his 11th game of his freshman season. It fell, the Carrier Dome erupted into a frenzy and Washington darted straight into the tunnel while on-court chaos ensued.It was the first standout moment in the career of one of the best players in Syracuse history. On Wednesday morning, Washington died at the age of 52 after a battle with brain cancer.Here’s the memorable shot that kicked off a memorable career.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Published on April 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img

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