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YouTube Gold: Ali Farokhmanesh Claims A Bit Of March Madness Immortality

One of the truly great moments of March Madness

Northern Iowa v Kansas
OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20: Ali Farokhmanesh #5 of the Northern Iowa Panthers reacts against the Kansas Jayhawks during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men’s basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. UNI won 69-67.
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One of the great clutch moments in the history of March Madness came in 2010.

Northern Iowa entered the tournament as the #9 seed and had to beat UNLV to advance to the second round.

Done: the Panthers beat the Run-in’ (autocorrect did that but we kind of like it) Rebels 69-66 to set up a Saturday encounter with the Kansas Jayhawks.

The Panthers were very much in the game when guard Ali Farokhmanesh came downcourt with Northern Iowa up by one and just a tick under 37 seconds left on the clock. He found himself alone on the three point line and let fly, swishing it.

The shot put UNI up by four and when Kansas came down and committed an offensive foul, that was pretty much game, set and match.