Uh, Vanderbilt...

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  1. BB

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    Anyone see this ending?
     
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    Yes, it is the NIT, but a run at #66 is on the line. What an exciting ending for a gritty Vandy squad.

    They were down by 6 points or so late in the game and that gaurd (I forget his name despite the fact that he scored 30+) started lighting it up from behind the 3 point line. Vandy takes a one point lead with under 45 seconds to play. Wichita State misses a wide open layup and fouls on the break with 7 seconds to play.

    The Vandy kid hits both freethrows to extend to a 3 point lead. 7 seconds remain and WS has no timeouts. Vandy calls a TO. Then the dilemma is dicussed - do you foul? Every coach has their take on the situation. Anyway, Vandy fouls the gaurd as he crosses midcourt with 3 seconds left.

    The kid hits the first FT and then misses the second on purpose - it works to perfection and a WS player puts the ball back in immediately to tie the game with 0.7 seconds on the clock. Timeout Vandy.

    Out of the TO, Vandy throws a touchdown pass the entire length of the floor for the winning score. Very exciting ending. How the Vandy player gets behind everyone is beyond me, but it was a great ending...
     
  3. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    since when does that work?

    im having capital one flashbacks mixed with a hint of matt jones. thanks.
     
  4. BB

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    ESPN is about to do Top Plays and this ending will likely be featured. Check it out...
     
  5. Carface

    Carface What the...?

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    That was pretty freaking cool. The tie was #2 and the shot at the end was #1. Go Vandy.
     
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    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    i saw the replay with fran fraschilla calling it I think. lol he screamed yes! when vandi made the shot. i think that was somewhat of a trick play. the dude had to switch on d from the baseline pick to prevent it. pretty slick by vandi. reminded me of brady during march madness.

    then again putting 3 or 4 in the paint with one or two pressing the ball prolly works with .7 left. lol
     
  7. fanatic

    fanatic Evil Morty Lives...

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    I've never seen a finish like that in basketball where the guy was so wide open at the opposite end of the floor. Nice defensive set WS. The Cap. One bowl was a good analogy for that play.
     
  8. G_MAN113

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    Dude, I'm still one of those people that says that there was no way Christian Laettner got that shot off in time against Kentucky in '92.
     
  9. G_MAN113

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    Hey, as I said on another thread...given LSU's basketball history (one postseason tournament title EVER - the 1980 SEC Tournament Championship), a championship trophy from the "pathetic" NIT would look pretty good right about now.
     
  10. Carface

    Carface What the...?

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    Didn't the men win the national title back in 1930something... before it was called the national title?
     

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