Best College Game Ever

Duke's dramatic 104-103 victory over Kentucky in the East regional final of the 1992 NCAA Tournament, acclaimed by many as the "greatest college basketball game ever played"

In Kentucky, at least, it is certainly the most vividly remembered game ever played. You could take a poll on a busy street corner in Louisville, and just about everybody can give you immediate and exact recall.

The impact of Christian Laettner's 17-foot jump shot at the final horn was that percussive. The emotions were that raw. The stakes were that high. And the Kentucky team was that revered.

Sitting in the huddle with 2.1 seconds left in overtime, trailing Kentucky 103-102 in the 1992 East Regional final, Christian Laettner must have been thinking,

"Wow, I just went 9-for-9 from the floor and 10-for-10 from the line and my career is going to end with a loss."Even if Grant Hill's inbounds pass had been stolen, Laettner's performance would still have been one for the ages (right behind Bill Walton's 21-for-22 against Memphis State). But the fact that he caught the long bomb, turned and up-faked, then spun into space to release the perfect shot to cap a perfect night made it the most unforgettable moment in college basketball history.

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1 Responses to “Best College Game Ever”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Where's the collage? Ohhhhh you meant college. Must be from Kentucky.  

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