Al Fisher’s 5 best clutch performances

Chris Gates

5. Feb. 21, 2009, vs. Morehead State:

Fisher scored 17 of his team-leading 27 points in the final 4:30 of the game to lead the Flashes to a 79-76, come-from-behind victory over the Eagles in the ESPN BracketBuster. He scored 13 of those points in a 16-2 run that gave Kent State the lead for good.

4. March 14, 2008, vs. Miami (MAC Tournament semifinals):

Fisher scored just 11 points, but he hit a runner in the lane with 3.5 seconds left to beat the RedHawks 49-47 and send the Flashes to the tournament championship game against Akron, which they

won 74-55.

3. Nov. 19, 2008, at Saint Louis:

He scored 27 of Kent State’s final 28 points at the end of the second half and into overtime to help the Flashes squeak by the Billikens 76-74. Fisher hit the game-winner with 2.1 seconds left in what Kent State coach Geno Ford called “the best offensive performance I have ever seen in person.”

2. March 9, 2008, at Akron:

Seconds after Akron tied the game with a 3-pointer, Fisher pulled up and hit a 3 of his own from the corner with three seconds left, and Kent State held on to win 61-58. Fisher led Kent State with 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

1. Feb. 23, 2008, at St. Mary’s:

Fisher scored 28 points in the Flashes’ 65-57 win over No. 23 St. Mary’s. No shot was as big or as memorable as his up-and-under w to push the Kent State lead to 60-55 with 51.4 seconds left and seal the victory for the Flashes.