This past weekend I went back home to Spokane for my Mom's 60th birthday and was lucky enough to score tickets for the NCAA Basketball tournament on Sunday. Ordinarily that's awesome, but in this case it was exactly why they call it March Madness -- both games were decided at the buzzer.
First, Maryland and Michigan State were in a head-to-head battle down to the final seconds. Maryland pushed the score to 83-82 with six seconds left, but then MSU's Korie Lucious hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer FTW!
With all the Terp fans dejectedly leaving, we ran down and swiped their seats, 3 rows behind the bench of the next game: Purdue v. Texas A&M. This game was a nail biter too. In fact, Texas had TWO chances to win it at the buzzer. First, with the final seconds ticking off (well 0.0, look at the clock), they put a shot up... brick. into OT:
Through OT the score stayed even. Nothing went unanswered... until the final 4 seconds when Purdue's Chris Kramer (who Erin thinks could be on Jersey Shore) drove in for a layup. Texas had another chance to clinch at the buzzer, inbounding it and getting down to the perimeter in time to toss up a shot. It never came down. Again, check the game clock: