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Buzzer-beater with 0.2 seconds left keeps Kentucky team’s season alive

Crazy tip-in forces overtime in Kentucky playoff game

Bracken County junior Tad Fisher hit a tip-in off an inbound pass with 0.2 seconds left to force overtime in the Polar Bears' game against St. Patrick on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Mason County. Bracken County won 65-62 in overtime
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Bracken County junior Tad Fisher hit a tip-in off an inbound pass with 0.2 seconds left to force overtime in the Polar Bears' game against St. Patrick on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Mason County. Bracken County won 65-62 in overtime

It’s February, but basketball madness is in full swing.

Bracken County junior Tad Fisher hit a tip-in shot off an inbound pass with 0.2 seconds remaining to force overtime in the Polar Bears’ game against St. Patrick in the boys’ 39th District tournament semifinal round on Tuesday night at Mason County. Bracken County went on to defeat the Saints, 65-62, in overtime, after pulling ahead in the final seconds.

Evan Dennison, a reporter at The Ledger Independent in Maysville, tweeted coverage of the game. Dennison provided video of Fisher’s heroic shot to Kentucky.com.

The Bracken County athletics Twitter account shared other perspectives of Fisher’s shot.

It was Bracken County’s second straight win following a 10-game losing streak. The Polar Bears (5-23) will play Mason County (16-13) in the 39th District championship game 8 p.m. Thursday at Mason County.

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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