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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 MIKE BALDWIN Published: March 11, 2013
/articleid/3764721/1/pictures/1978632">Photo - FILE - In this March 28, 1992 file photo, Duke's Christian Laettner shoots the game-winning basket in overtime over Kentucky's Deron Feldhaus to win the NCAA East Finals in Philadelphia March 28, 1992. Laettner's big shot in 1992 is among the memorable moments in NCAA tournament history. (AP Photo/Charles Arbogast, File) ORG XMIT: NY155
FILE - In this March 28, 1992 file photo, Duke's Christian Laettner shoots the game-winning basket in overtime over Kentucky's Deron Feldhaus to win the NCAA East Finals in Philadelphia March 28, 1992. Laettner's big shot in 1992 is among the memorable moments in NCAA tournament history. (AP Photo/Charles Arbogast, File) ORG XMIT: NY155

7. Rip Hamilton: After UConn missed two shots, Hamilton chased down a loose ball. A desperation, fall-away 8-footer lifted the Huskies past Washington in a Sweet 16 matchup.

8. Michael Jordan: His defining moment at North Carolina is his freshman season when Jordan makes a late-game, 16-footer in the 1992 national title game that gives coach Dean Smith his first national title.

9. Northwestern State: Jermaine Wallace ran down an offensive rebound in the corner and miraculously hit a desperation 3-pointer to cap the Demons' rally from a 17-point deficit against No. 3 seed Iowa.

10. Danny Ainge: In a Sweet 16 matchup against Notre Dame, Ainge drove the length of the floor, dribbled behind his back and drained a game-winning floater in the lane to lift BYU.

11. Tate George: Similar to Laettner's play, George caught an 80-foot pass, turned and drained a 15-foot baseline jumper to lift Connecticut past Clemson in a Sweet 16 matchup.

12. Mike Miller: Years before he was a sharpshooter on Miami's 2012 NBA title team, Miller charged into the lane and made a leaning 10-footer to help Florida spoil Butler's upset bid in a 2000 first-round game.


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