Trailing 32-29 at halftime, Miller sank a three pointer during the first possession of the third quarter. Moments later, Miller, Austin Crown, and Dominic Brown had combined score 13 quick points and help GAIS establish a 42-34 lead. But senior guard Kyle Hodnett led Aaron back into contention, scoring 8 third quarter points and trimming the GAIS lead to 45-44 before the final period.
Dion Fitts made a three pointer with just over 3 minutes remaining to give Aaron a 55-51 advantage. But GAIS's Dominic Brown answered on the next possession to pull his team within 1 point. After baskets were traded and Aaron tied the game at 60, Miller made the shot to give GAIS the lead for good at 63-60.
In the final minute, Austin Crown made 4 made free throws, grabbed a steal and assisted Dominic Brown, whose thunderous dunk gave GAIS a 67-60 lead with 44 seconds remaining.
Miller led GAIS with 27 points. Brown and Crown added 20 and 19, respectively. Hodnett led Aaron with 19 points.
Saturday's championship game is a repeat of last year's. Nashville, the tournament's host, defeated GAIS with a three pointer by Connor Sears at the buzzer in last year's championship game. See the video highlights of last year's game below. And see the game summary here.