There were three seconds on the clock. The Siegel Center was dead quiet. The pep band had stopped playing. The only sound was the open sobbing from the House of Delegates bench as they contemplated another improbable loss to the Senate.
The free throw hit the rim and fell off to the side. The Senate grabbed the rebound and called time-out. But wait! There were no more timeouts! Alas, the game was finished and the House had triumped. 44-42.