Buzzer-Beaters: Northwestern State
I’m about to get some rest before the orgy of basketball tomorrow. There was a request for this one in the post below’s comments, so here ya go. This is probably the most underrated buzzer-beater (though it’s truly not a buzzer-beater) in Tournament history.
Refresh your memory: This was a game that was buried in the middle of the Friday afternoon in 2006, not seen by much of the country, but CBS cut into it just about the time when the video starts. I love it because Northwestern State missed the 3 then just shoots an absolutely impossible shot (fading away!) from the corner to awaken the crowd in the building. Then Verne Lundquist calls out the wrong school and it goes from special to hilariously wrong. Oh yeah … and on my life, I called this upset at the time.
I’m saying Top 5 game-winners in Tournament history due to seeding, shot difficulty and the fact that Iowa almost hit that prayer at the end.