Stetson rides 55-footer past Belmont

MACON, Ga. -- Victoria McGowan threw up a shot from 55 feet away that beat the buzzer and No. 2 seed Stetson rallied to beat Belmont 48-46 on Friday in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament semifinals.

Sixth-seeded Belmont (12-19) came in looking for a big upset to reach the tournament championship under first-year coach Brittney Ezell, and the Bruins went up 46-45 on a three-point play by Shaunda Strayhorn with 1.4 seconds left.

Tierra Brown inbounded the ball for Stetson (19-12). McGowan caught the ball, dribbled and heaved up the ball that hit only the net as it went through. Officials reviewed the play and then ruled the 3-pointer good in setting off the Hatters' celebration.