Thousands of cheering fans lined the streets of Cincinnati Sunday in support of a college freshman who wanted to play a single game of women’s NCAA basketball, before her clock ran out.

When Lauren Hill was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer last year she set that goal, to live long enough to play in her first college game at Mount St. Joseph University.

To make sure Lauren would get a chance to play, the NCAA moved the team’s first game two weeks earlier, and they rented a huge gym to accommodate the ten thousand people who bought tickets.

Watch the Steve Hartman video below, to see the crowds, the smiles and the determination of an athlete who would score the first basket of the game, and the last.

(READ the story from CBS – *Note, Adjust audio from auto-play at CBS)

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