Texas A&M Hero’s Parents Went Home Early, Missed Biggest Comeback In History

Admon Gilder (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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Texas A&M basketball hero Admon Gilder scored the game-tying basket against University of Northern Iowa, but his parents decided to leave early and weren’t there to see it.

Gilder’s parents ducked out when the Aggies were down by double digits late in the game, assuming like the rest of America that the game was over. While the Texas A&M hero was tying the game to send it to overtime, his parents were far away at a gas station. (VIDEO: These Are The 5 Craziest Moments Of The Opening Rounds Of March Madness)

“They left the game with probably about a minute to go. They were at the gas station on the way back and someone came out and told them that I’d just hit the game-tying shot,” Gilder told the media.

It’s probably pretty hard for Gilder’s parents to swallow the fact that they missed their son sealing the largest comeback in the history of the NCAA tournament.


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