One of the absolute great plays in the history of the NCAA tournament, without question, came in 1998 when Valparaiso’s Homer Drew called on a play his team had worked on all year: the ball came in with 2.5 seconds left and Valpo down two.
Valpo threw the ball from under the other basket, a teammate caught it while twisting in mid-air and gave it to Bryce Drew, son of the coach, who was gloriously alone for a deep three.
He nailed it and dove on the floor, only to be buried by his teammates seconds later.
It was one of the greatest buzzer beaters anyone, anywhere, has ever done. Just brilliantly conceived and executed.