Was it by design? No. That offensive set turned into a broken play in a hurry.
Was it necessary? Absolutely not. Boise State finished the regular season dead last in the Mountain West.
But regardless of how San Diego State found themselves in the position of needing a buzzer-beating prayer to save them from an embarrassing first-round upset in their conference tournament, Jamaal Franklin's game winning three kept the good times rolling in an already great Championship Week.
The Aztecs advance in Vegas thanks to the MVC's POY's heroics. Great stuff from a sophomore who's quickly showing up on the radar of both the national media and NBA scouts.