The first time top-ranked Paul VI and No. 2 St. John’s met this season, the Panthers rolled to a 20-point win on the Cadets’ home court on Dec. 12.

Funny how things can change in a month and a half in the WCAC.

In last night’s rematch in Fairfax, the two teams traded punches down the stretch, but St. John’s senior guard Darian Anderson delivered the decisive blow with a buzzer-beating three-pointer that gave the Cadets a wild 71-68 win.

The Post’s Chelsea Janes had her phone at the ready on the final possession.

And here’s that shot again (and again).

Anderson, as he non-chalantly said in a post-game interview, “was ready for whatever.”

The Cadets survive on the Panthers home court, 71-68, with a game-winning, last-second three-pointer. (Andrew Kloc for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

Read Brandon Parker’s game story here.

Related: All-Met boys’ basketball mid-season report