Most memorable buzzer-beaters in NCAA Tournament history


Most memorable buzzer-beaters in NCAA Tournament history

On top of upsets, the Final Four, and Cinderella stories, there is one thing that March Madness is known for:


Nearly every NCAA Tournament we are treated to another marvel that is a mix of athleticism and a little bit of luck.

Whether they are a No. 15 seed overtaking a No. 2, or a simple No. 8/ No. 9 matchup, there is nothing that beats the enjoyment of a ball going through the net at the last possible second. There is a reason why they call it March Madness.


Already we have our first buzzer-beater of the 2018 NCAA Tournament with Donte Ingram making a straightaway three-pointer to give us the first upset of big dance. Loyola's first win en route to making the Final Four.

Although it was not technically a buzzer-beater (0.3 seconds were added on to the clock), it makes the list. 

And here we have another Final Four team with Michigan's Jordan Poole in the Second Round:

As of today here are the ten most memorable buzzer-beaters in NCAA Tournament history.

Most-Memorable Buzzer-Beaters in NCAA Tournament history

No. 10 Georgetown vs. Weber State, 1995 Second Round

Don Reid gets us started with a lay-in off the airball to end a magical run for Weber State.

No. 9 Texas vs. West Virginia, 2006 Sweet 16

The composure of Texas and Kenton Paulino to prevent Kevin Pittsnogle from going down in NCAA history.

No. 8 UCLA vs. Missouri, 1995 Second Round

No one could stop Tyus Edney as he just took the ball down the court for UCLA.

No. 7 Northern Iowa vs. Texas, 2016 First Round

It goes down a couple of pegs because if he didn’t hit it the game was going to overtime. But we all know Paul Jesperson’s name because of this.

No. 6 Connecticut vs. Clemson, 1990 Sweet 16

Sometimes you do everything right defensively and luck prevails.

No. 5  Arkansas vs. Louisville, 1981 Second Round

After the Louisville Cardinals hit the go-ahead basket with five seconds to go, U.S. Reed from Arkansas took the ball up to half-court and threw up a heave that would upset the defending National Champions.

No. 4 Valparaiso vs. Ole Miss, 1998 First Round

There are so many things to love on this play. Beautiful basketball for Valparaiso

No. 3 Duke vs. Kentucky, 1992 Elite Eight

Labeled as ‘The Shot’ and one of the most iconic videos in sports history. Christian Laettner gave us another reason to hate him.

No. 2 NC State vs. Houston, 1983 National Championship Game

How do you give up ‘The Dunk’ on the final play of the National Championship Game? I don’t know but it further cemented Jim Valvano and Lorenzo Charles legacy in college basketball. A buzzer-beater for the national championship is every sports fan dream.  It will not ever be beat….

No. 1 Villanova vs. North Carolina, 2016 National Championship Game

Kris Jenkins lived that dream as well.

Honorable Mentions:

Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma State, 2004 Final Four

Maryland vs. UNC-Wilmington, 2003 First Round

Northwestern vs. Iowa, 2006 First Round

Georgia Tech vs. USC, 1992 Second Round

Wisconsin vs. Xavier, 2016 Second Round

Connecticut vs. Washington, 1998 Sweet 16

Duke vs. Connecticut, 1990 Elite Eight

Western Kentucky vs. Drake, 2008 First Round

Florida vs. Wisconsin, 2017 Sweet 16


Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

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Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The Univeristy of Pittsburgh is hoping to recover from an eight-game losing streak against Virginia Tech on Saturday, Feb. 16

Tip-off is set for 4:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. 

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh How to Watch

What: Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh
Where:  Petersen Events Center, University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, P.A.
When: 4:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder:

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh

Conference: Colonial Athletic Association
Record: 18-5, 7-4 (Virginia Tech), 12-13, 2-10 (Pittsburgh)
Last Game: 51-59 Loss vs. Clemson (Virginia Tech), 57-66 Loss vs. Boston College (Pittsburgh)
Leading Scorers: Grant Riller, 21.3 ppg (Virginia Tech), Troy Harper, 15.9 ppg (Pittsburgh)


Towson vs. Delaware College Basketball: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

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Towson vs. Delaware College Basketball: Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

Towson looks for it's eighth-straight head-to-head series victory this evening in the matchup against Delaware.

The Tigers are ready to build some momentum after getting the win against JMU on Saturday. The Fightin' Blue Hens hope to halt the Tigers' win-streak after defeating UNCW in their last contest.

If you want to treat your significant other to a fun night of hoops on Valentines Day, SECU Arena is the place to be.

Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington.

Towson vs. Delaware How to Watch

What: Towson Tigers vs. Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens

Where: SECU Arena, Towson University. Towson, Md.

When: 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder HYPERLINK)


Towson vs. Delaware Preview

Conference: CAA 

Record: 9-16 (Towson), 15-11 (Delaware)

Last Game: 66-59 Win vs. JMU, 2/9 (TU), 70-66 Win vs. UNCW, 2/9 (UD)

Leading Scorers: Brian Fobbs, 16.8ppg (TU), Eric Carter, 16.5ppg (UD)


Towson vs. Delaware Betting Odds/Lines

Spread: Towson (-2)

Over/Under: 132