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March Madness is upon us and it?s time to grab a couch, find the remote control and run down this list of the Top 10 nail-biting game endings in NCAA Final Four history.
It?s that time of year again and across the USA March Madness is erupting on basketball courts, sports bars, living room couches and just about anywhere else you can plug in a television. Heading into its 69th year Cheap Calvin De Haan Shirt , the NCAA Final Four has seen its share of memorable moments. Never a disappointment the wealth of glorious victories, incredible upsets and nail-biting finales have ensured this annual tournament as one of America?s most beloved. To celebrate and prepare for the 2008 NCAA Final Four in San Antonio, we present the top ten bench-clearing buzzer-beaters in March Madness history.?
10. Mike Miller: Florida vs. Butler - 2000
Number 10 on the NCAA Top Buzzer Beaters list goes to Mike Miller, then with the Florida Gators. With mere seconds remaining in what had been a very close game Cheap Jaroslav Halak Shirt , Miller hit a runner in the lane as time expired. Guaranteeing the Gators win, Miller sank one right as the buzzer sounded and lifted the Gators over Butler, 69-68, in overtime. The first-round win sparked Florida to a 2000 NCAA Championship game appearance where they eventually lost to Michigan State. This was the beginning of Miller''s evolution into a top NBA player. Miller Cheap Brock Nelson Shirt , currently with the NBA''s Memphis Grizzlies, has gained the reputation as one of the best in the league for his ability to hit the clutch three-pointer. He was selected 5th overall in the 2000 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic and nabbed himself the 2001 Schick Rookie of the Year Award. Still going strong Miller earned himself the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award for the 2006 NBA season.
9. Drew Nicholas: Maryland vs. UNCW - 2003
UNCW was close to the win until Nicholas, like a man possessed, kept Maryland''s title-defense dreams alive when he took an inbound pass spanning the entire length of the court. Drew then weaved his way through multiple defenders before swishing a running Cheap Anders Lee Shirt , fade-away three-pointer at the buzzer with 2 defenders still draped all over him. The miracle basket gave the sixth-seeded Terrapins a 75-73 first-round win over No.11 UNC Wilmington. Following the huge win, Nicholas was selected in the 2003 USBL Draft by the Texas Rim Rockers. Nicholas most recently played guard for Efes Pilsen SK in Turkey. He was released by the team for following security warnings from the American Embassy and refusing to travel to Serbia for a Euroleague Top 16 game in Belgrade.
8. Danny Ainge: BYU vs. Notre Dame - 1981
It?s difficult to pick the most memorable moment from Danny Ainge''s long and amazing sports career, but this game is definitely in the running. Ainge went the entire length of the court and lofted in an unlikely finger roll at the buzzer to upset No. 2 Notre Dame and shock the packed house. After playing for the Blue Jays in the MLB, Ainge ended up drafted by the Boston Celtics who bought him out of his Blue Jays contract. With the Celtics Cheap Cal Clutterbuck Shirt , he quickly gained a reputation of angering his opponents with his brash style. After winning the NBA title in 1984 and 1986, he went on to play with the Kings, Trail Blazers, and Suns. During this period he twice lost to the Michael Jordan led Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals Cheap Mathew Barzal Shirt , once with Portland and the year following with the Phoenix Suns. He is currently GM for the Boston Celtics.
7. Tate George: UConn vs. Clemson - 1990
Clemson practically had the champagne bottles already popping after they scored a 3-pointer with just 1.6 seconds left in the game. That was until Tate George brough a harsh end to their premature party. George caught a full-court pass, landed, turned and then drilled a fall-away jumper to send the UConn Huskies to a 71-70 win over Clemson in the East Regional semifinals. Clemson was left stunned and UConn fans went absolutely out of their minds. Tate George was drafted 22nd overall in 1990 by the New Jersey Nets. He played 4 years in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers.
6. Richard Hamilton: UConn vs. Washington - 1998
Shortly after Washington finally managed to gain the lead, Richard Hamilton sank a desperate wild basket and gave UConn the win in a dramatic fashion. The Huskies missed three put-back attempts - the ball bounced out to Hamilton who missed his first attempt Cheap Josh Bailey Shirt , then with his second he tripped backwards and fell while sinking a jaw-dropping 15-footer which cemented the win. Now nicknamed ?Rip,? and playing with the Detroit Pistons, Richard was the 1999 NBA Lottery pick of the Washington Wizards. He won the 2004 NBA Championship with the Pistons and was the team?s leading scorer.
5. Tyus Edney: UCLA vs. Missouri - 1995
UCLA was trailing by 1 with just 4.8 seconds left on the clock. Edney took an inbound pass, sped coast-to-coast and dribbled behind his back before tossing up a layup off the glass to beat the Tigers at the buzzer Cheap Jordan Eberle Shirt , giving the Bruins a 75-74 win over Missouri in a second-rounder. Later in the tournament against UConn, Edney had another full court run and drained a 25-foot 3-pointer en route to a 102-96 victory which led UCLA to win the title. Drafted in 1995 in the second round by the Sacramento Kings, he has bounced around the NBA and European professional leagues ever since.
4. Bryce Drew: Valparaiso vs. Ole Miss- 1998
Straight out of a Hollywood sports flick, Valparaiso''s head Coach Cheap Nick Leddy Shirt , Homer Drew, watched in agony as his own son Bryce missed a potential game-winning basket with just 4.5 seconds to remaining. After a foul, Ole Miss ends up missing 2 free-throw attempts. With just a couple seconds left on the clock Valp . Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap New Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap Hockey Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys China Wholesale Authentic Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Cheap Throwback NBA Jerseys