NCAA Tournament: Top 12 most memorable tournament shots

The Oklahoman's Mike Baldwin takes a look back at the most memorable NCAA Tournament shots.
by Michael Baldwin Published: March 11, 2013
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1. Christian Laettner: Believe it or not it's been 21 years since Grant Hill threw a length-of-the-floor pass to Laettner, who turned and scored to stun Kentucky in an Elite Eight showdown.

2. Mario Chalmers: Capping a late-game rally against Memphis, Chalmers took one dribble and drained a well-defended 3-pointer to force overtime. Kansas cashed in to win the national title.

3. Bryce Drew: Teammate Bill Jenkins intentionally tipped a 60-foot pass to Drew, who made a last-second 3 pointer to lift No. 13 seeded Valparaiso past Ole Miss in Oklahoma City.

4. U.S. Reed: The unofficial moment “March Madness” is born. Arkansas' prayer is answered when Reed sinks a 50-foot buzzer-beater to eliminate defending national champion Louisville.

5. Tynus Edney: Driving the length of the floor in 4.8 seconds, Edney banked in a game-winner against Missouri in an Elite Eight matchup. The UCLA Bruins go on to win the national title.

6. Keith Smart: Syracuse did a solid job keeping Indiana star Steve Alford in check, but Smart rescued the Hoosiers, sinking a 17-footer in the final seconds of the 1987 national title game.


by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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