When Texas A&M freshman Admon Gilder made a steal and scored to complete the Aggies' comeback from a 12-point deficit in the last 34 seconds against Northern Iowa, it was the stuff every kid dreams of playing on the driveway back home.
As it turns out, that's where his parents were heading at the critical moment: home.
"They left with under a minute to go," Gilder told reporters. "They were walking to their car, and somebody said Admon hit the layup to tie it. So they watched the double overtime in the car on the way back to Dallas. They said sorry they weren't there to see that, and they loved me no matter what."
The Aggies went on to win the NCAA tournament game 92-88 in double overtime, advancing to the Sweet 16. Gilder said his parents missed the moment because they had to work the next day. His mom works in a dental office and his dad at a Dallas charter school.
Gilder said that his parents wouldn't leave Thursday night's game against Oklahoma "until the clock hits zero," according to The Dallas Morning News.
Texas A&M stuns Northern Iowa, sends game to OT
Down 10 with 34 seconds remaining, Texas A&M goes on a 14-2 run, capped by a steal off Northern Iowa's inbounds pass and a layup by Admon Gilder, sending the game to overtime.