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YouTube Gold: The Greatest ACC Buzzer Beater Of All

Possibly the greatest buzzer beater ever for that matter.

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Jim Valvano and the Cardiac Pack celebrate the 1983 NCAA championship

Christian Laettner’s shot against Kentucky in 1992 is considered one of the greatest plays in college basketball history, but is the greatest buzzer beater in ACC history?

Not quite.

We’d have to go with Lorenzo Charles’ game winner against Houston in the 1983 NCAA championship game.

At the time, Charles wasn't really a prominent member of the rotation. He played, but he wasn’t as well known as some of his teammates.

It remains the greatest buzzer beater not just in ACC history, but NCAA finals history as well. You’ve probably seen if but if by chance you haven't, no one gave State a chance in this game, not least of all after this terrifying performance by Phi Slama Jama in the semis. That’s the full game and it’s worth watching even all these years later.

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