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A Classic Cameron Moment

Sean Dockery’s eternal Duke buzzer beater is still great to see.

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Wake Forest Demon Deacons v Duke Blue Devils
GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 11: Sean Dockery #15 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates with teammates during a win over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament on March 11, 2006 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Duke defeated the Demon Deacons 78-66.
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After the Kevin Knox decision we figured Duke fans could probably use a pick-me-up. What better way to do that than to watch a classic Cameron moment? And there aren’t that many better than Sean Dockery’s remarkable buzzer beater against Virginia Tech.

If you don’t remember or have just forgotten, Virginia Tech thought they had pulled off an upset in Cameron. Center Coleman Collins was taunting the Duke players on the floor and why not? He had just tipped in the apparent game-winner.

The Hokies were up 75-74 with just 1.6 left and Duke had to inbounds from the far baseline. No way, right?

Christian Laettner had 2.1 against Kentucky , enough time to fake and pivot before delivering his famous shot.

No such luck for Duke. Josh McRoberts passed the ball to Dockery at half court. He took one dribble and launched.

Before his shot the Virginia Tech bench was reveling in what it saw as a sure thing and it did seem like a desperation shot (because it was). But it fell right through the basket and Cameron erupted.

This clip shows the whole sequence leading up to the shot. It’s great to watch again.

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