The 2018 NCAA tournament got its first true buzzer-beater in Saturday’s final game, and it was a beauty. Following two missed free-throws by Houston’s Devin Davis that could have locked up a Sweet 16 spot for the Cougars, Michigan freshman Jordan Poole did this:It was Poole’s first made shot of the second half. “I was thinking on the sidelines (before the play), this is what March Madness is made of,” Poole said after the game.
The thing about the first weekend of the NCAA tournament is that it consumes you wholly. There are so many games, so many highlights, so many storylines all going on at once, that it’s truly impossible to process everything that’s happening with any degree of accuracy while you’re still in the eye of the storm. This also makes endeavors like ranking the best opening weekends in March Madness history equally impracticable. Too many things from too many years wound up being forgotten.
It’s rare to know before the end of a day that you’re going to remember that day — or at least something that occurred during that day — for the rest of your life. Sports fans were privy to that phenomenon on Friday. Regardless of when or if another 16 seed stuns a 1, nobody is ever going to forget UMBC over Virginia. Nobody is ever going to forget 74-54. Nobody is ever going to forget the Retrievers putting a 20-point beatdown on the tournament’s No.
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Selecting a term
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