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YouTube Gold: That UCLA-Alabama Ending

Well end of regulation anyway

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-UCLA at Alabama
Mar 28, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide forward Alex Reese (3) shoots the game tying shot during the second half Alabama Crimson Tide guard Delaney Heard (10) in the Sweet Sixteen of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
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Sunday’s games weren’t very competitive, but the exception was the UCLA-Alabama game.

Here’s something people of a certain generation will have a hard time wrapping their heads around: UCLA, Cinderella.

Clearly though they are and the Wizard of Westwood departed in 1975, nearly 50 years ago.

UCLA was a play-in team for God’s sake.

But they keep winning. We thought Alabama would finish them but no. Just look at the last :14 seconds of regulation: Cody Riley makes a layup to put the Bruins up 63-62, then fouls Alabama’s Herbert Jones - who misses both.

Alabama then fouls UCLA’s David Singleton who hits both of his. Alabama then called a timeout and got the ball to Alex Reese, who nailed a three at the buzzer - his only shot of the game.

Of course, UCLA owned the overtime, but the end of that game was really, really fun to watch.