Highlighted by Williamson's dunk, they used a 12-4 run to regain control, and a jumper by Williamson a few minutes later gave Amherst a 62-49 lead with 8 minutes to go.
The lights finally came back on in the closing minutes, just in time to shine brightly on the guys from Amherst, who lost two of three during a miserable stretch in December.
At that point in the season, the seniors met with Hixon for a regrouping session, and the Lord Jeffs were rarely challenged their next 24 games, capping off arguably the most remarkable season in school history by cutting down the nets in Atlanta.
"This is what you dream about when you're a little kid, out in the driveway," Toomey said later, the net hanging around his neck. "It was special to play out there today."