Ian Boyd has absolutely no chill.
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George Mason's sixth man jumped onto our radar last week when he snuffed out Saint Joseph's at the buzzer. The shot emerged out of the basketball equivalent of a busted play, leading to an epic call by St. Joe's radio.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 22, 2018
Obviously, Boyd's game-winner found its way into the lede on ESPN's SportsCenter, as well as several other media outlets. That would have been enough of a highlight for most underclassmen.
Boyd wasn't even close to done.
TWO BUZZER BEATERS.
Ian wins it for the Patriots for the second game in a row after an amazing pass from Otis!
— Mason Basketball (@MasonMBB) February 25, 2018
Yep, that's Boyd again, connecting on a lefty layup for a game-winner in his second consecutive game. This time, the Patriots were back home, in the cozy confines of Fairfax, icing away Massachusetts in overtime.
So, that's it. Back-to-back game-winners.. Boyd couldn't possibly do it again… right?
— Atlantic 10 MBB (@A10MBB) March 1, 2018
Three game-winners in a row might make Boyd the most clutch bench player on a .500 team in the history of college basketball. His teammates certainly seem to think so, as they've taken to calling him "Mr. SportsCenter."
The fact that this latest win came against longtime rival VCU is just icing on the cake. Mason hasn't won in the Siegel Center since 2011, when both schools were in the CAA.
George Mason (15-15) isn't anywhere near the bubble, and the A-10 tournament starts March 7. But if Boyd can string together a few more game-winners, Mason could have the chance to reprise one of the greatest NCAA Cinderella runs of all time.
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