Sunday’s matchup of Northern Tennessee University and Buckley University had an unexpected ending when both teams decided to leave it at a tie.
“I never liked competition as a kid,” says Buckley Senior forward, Dylan Beck. “The game was just getting too rough, and I really didn’t want it to end on bad terms.”
After the final buzzer, both teams opted out of over time and left the game as a 74 to 74 tie.
The big question is who will be continuing on in the tournament. “Actually, both teams,” Beck says. “We combined to form what I like to call a super team. Now, when we play, everyone gets to have a second player riding on their shoulders. They’ll be twice the size. Super.”
“The idea actually came from watching "Pacific Rim",” says the captain for Northern Tennessee, Lucas Zimmerman. “We all thought it was really cool that two minds could pilot one vessel.