Teammates mob Destiny Slocum after she hits a 70-footer. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

Maryland’s third-seeded women’s basketball team was about to polish off a terrific second quarter Sunday afternoon when West Virginia’s Teana Muldrow connected on a layup with time expiring. That seemed to be the half’s conclusion. It was all over but the buzzer.

The ball was inbounded to freshman phenom Destiny Slocum, who had about three seconds to attempt a desperation shot. She chose not to take advantage of the full three seconds, instead using a two-handed overhead delivery to slingshot the ball 70 feet down the court. It seemed like an afterthought. Then it swished through the net for one of the wackiest buzzer beaters you will ever see.

The Xfinity Center crowd went bonkers. Slocum turned to the media table and stands with her mouth open in shock. Then she was mobbed by her entire team.

The shot gave the Terps a 38-24 halftime lead. It also sent them into the locker room on an impressive 28-8 run, after a sluggish start.

But it was the last shot of the half that was most arresting.