I can only imagine how Trey Johnson must feel right now. Thursday night during the Oklahoma state boys basketball tournament, Hugo High School was 2.9 seconds away from advancing to the 3A semifinals.
All Hugo had to do was inbound the ball, and run out the clock. Instead, Hugo guard Trey Johnson took the inbounds pass and raced to lay the ball up into the wrong basket at the buzzer, giving Millwood High School an improbable 38-37 win in unbelievable fashion.
Fox Sports Oklahoma reported on the strange turn of events that took place and will have Trey Johnson going down in infamy.
“When I saw the kid going that way, I was like, `No, he’s not. No, he’s not … Oh, yes he is,”‘ Millwood assistant coach David Samilton told The Oklahoman. “I couldn’t believe it.”
Johnson only needed to dribble to time out, instead he got confused, and the place went wild.
Hugo’s celebrating fans went silent, and Millwood fans broke out in celebration after a moment of silence for reassurance that the points — and the win — were theirs.
“Without a doubt, that’s the toughest locker room I’ve ever had to talk to,” Shanklin said.
Johnson was tough to console, Shanklin said, adding that other players on the team called and texted him on Friday.
“The kid feels terrible. It’s still a game, regardless of what anyone says, basketball is still a game,” Shanklin said.
With the win, Millwood advances to a semifinal matchup against two-time defending state champ, Centennial High.
“I feel sorry for him,” Samilton said. “I really do feel sorry for him. But hey, I’ll take it.”