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You can't fully appreciate March Madness without knowing its history. Oh, you don't need to be a stats junkie who can list every play of every game--but you should know the greatest of all time. Fortunately, Dumb As A Blog has your cheat sheet:
Scottie Reynolds Beats The Clock (2009)
On March 28th, 2009, with less than six seconds on the clock and a trip to the semi-final on the line, Villanova's Dante Cunningham took the in-bounds pass, and scooped it to the speedy Scottie Reynolds, who cut through the middle of the court to deliver the game winning shot, sinking not just the winning bucket, but also Pittsburgh's hopes for their first trip to the Final Four in over 60 years.
Bo Kimble's Left-Handed Foul Shots (1990)
It wasn't so much that Kimble, a righty, attempted his first free throw of every tournament game left-handed as a tribute to his fallen teammate Hank Gathers, who died during a game less than two weeks before March Madness began; it was that he made the shots. During the team's improbable run to the Elite Eight, Kimble was 3-for-3 as a lefty.
In a win-or-go-home situation, team loyalties were thrown out the window for just those few seconds of pure "wow." The moment the ball went through the hoop instantly became one of the greatest moments in the storied history of college basketball.
Christian Laettner Hits "The Shot" (1992)
Grant Hill chucks a ball down the court. Christian Laettner catches, dribbles, turns, shoots, and—swish. Just as the buzzer sounds. And Duke takes down Kentucky, 104-103, in overtime. Keep in mind, this was 19 years ago, back before Duke really became the vanilla always-excellent squad that so many hoops followers detest with such a passion. In fact, Kentucky was Duke before Duke was Duke...meaning it was okay to actually look back on this one fondly.