North­eastern men’s bas­ket­ball guard Chaisson Allen’s half-​​court buzzer beater against Wright State at Matthews Arena last Sat­urday has racked up more than 50,000 hits on YouTube, the pop­ular video-​​sharing Web site.

With the game tied, 67–67, in the waning sec­onds, Allen grabbed a rebound at the oppo­site end of the court, drib­bled to the North­eastern logo, and flung the ball into the hoop as time expired, giving the Huskies a 70–67 win.

ESPN col­lege bas­ket­ball ana­lyst Andy Katz named Allen’s half-​​court heave the“Shot of the Week” in his Weekly Watch Column, and Sports­Center, ESPN’s pop­ular daily sports and news show, fea­tured the shot during one of its broad­casts on Sunday.

Local news chan­nels WCVB and FOX 25 replayed Allen’s high­light reel shot over the weekend, and Northeastern’s ath­letics depart­ment posted Allen’s game-​​winner on both its Twitter and Face­book pages.

Any national recog­ni­tion we can get as a team is great,” said Allen, who was named Northeastern’s Student-​​Athlete of the Week. “As the ball started get­ting closer to the hoop, I felt like it had a great chance of going in.”

Allen was mobbed by his team­mates as fans expressed dis­be­lief that his 50-​​foot prayer was answered.

The shot has gen­er­ated a lot of interest,” said asso­ciate ath­letics director George Gardner. “And the fact that the players bowled over our mascot as they rushed the court has got a lot of people talking,” he added with a laugh.

Ath­letics director Peter Roby said, “All of the folks in the ath­letics mar­keting group did such a won­derful job of using tech­nology to get the word out and get people excited about this.”

Watch a video of Allen’s shot.