Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Video Highlights Of The College Basketball Week That Was, Has Never Been, And Probably Will Never Be Ever Again

Holy crap, has college basketball had a week of so many last-second finishes, buzzer-beaters and memorable overtime games like this?  A look at the best down-to-the-wire contests in College Basketball Nation from the past seven days – some you may have heard of, some you may have not:

Tuesday: Jalen Pendleton, Southern Illinois, draws a goaltending call in the final seconds to upend Wichita St. (the ball is inbounded at :11, and yes, it’s shaky smartphone footage, but hey, this contest wasn’t on ESPN):

Tuesday: Michael Snaer, Florida St., driving and going off glass for the game-winner over Georgia Tech:

Tuesday: Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan, blocks Aaron Craft to seal the overtime victory over Ohio St. (last play begins at around 1:58):

Wednesday: Michael Cobbins and Markel Brown, Oklahoma St., with a block and transition lay-up, respectively, with time winding down in overtime to beat Baylor:

Wednesday: Nathan Boothe, Toledo, drains his first three-pointer of the season (he’s a freshman) with one second left to beat Miami of Ohio (play starts around :52):

Wednesday: Chase Tapley, San Diego St., who thought about passing the ball but instead sank a three with three seconds left to overcome Boise St.:

Thursday: Tyler Griffey, Illinois, slips free underneath the basket for the lay-in off an inbounds that beats the gun and stuns top-ranked Indiana:

Thursday: Chavaughn Lewis, Marist, has his from-beyond-half-court prayer answered to send the game to a second overtime, where his team outlasts Iona:

Thursday: Dontae Cannon, McNeese St., playing a little hero ball – sending the game into overtime, then winning it late in the extra five minutes, in outlasting Sam Houston St. (the heroics begin at 1:57):

Thursday: Larry Drew, UCLA, with the step-back dagger at the gun to topple Washington:

Friday: … uh, nothing happened Friday.  College basketball is mostly quiet on Fridays.  Why is that?  I think it’d be a great time to play college basketball games on Fridays.

Saturday: Ben Brust, Wisconsin, with the running almost-half-court shot to send the game into OT, where they down Michigan:

Saturday: The main course: Notre Dame comes back from down eight with 50 seconds left in regulation to send the game to not one, not two, not three, not four, but five friggin’ overtimes before finally defeating Louisville:

Sunday: Scott Wood, N.C. St., the stop-and-pop three with a second left to beat Clemson:

Monday: Well, there were exciting finishes, but none of them have video I can embed, so you’ll just have to take my word for it that there were some nail-biters.  (Man, I should’ve posted this Monday morning.)

My goodness, if we could get half this much late-game drama for March Madness, I’d be one fat and happy son-of-a-bitch!

Posted by WilliamSou at 2:30 AM


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