When one thinks of a clutch stroke in the NCAA tournament, it's easy to go back to Michael Jordan's winning shot in the NCAA championship game against Georgetown in 1982.
This was not a ring drummer. There was 15 seconds left in the clock. This is still the manual definition of a clutch stroke, but we are still looking for more drama.
Sporting News has already drawn up a list of bigger buzzer in the story of March Madness. But here we will watch the best clutch shots with five seconds or less left. You remember the names: Mario Chalmers. Scottie Reynolds. Trey Burke. They did those shots when it mattered most.
We have two other rules for this list. The shot must go – unlike Gordon Hayward would be half-shot of the yard against Duke in 2010 for the title – and their team also had to win. So from Kentucky Sean Woods' miracle strike in the 1992 regional final with 2.1 seconds did not make the cut. Blame Christian Laettner.
With this in mind, here are the best (almost) buzzers who have broken the history of NCAA tournaments:
24. Vee Sanford, Dayton
match: No. 6 Ohio State vs No. 11 Dayton (first round 2014)
How long? 3.8 seconds. The Buckeyes led the 59-58 Flyers in a tournament battle throughout Ohio when Sanford set the stage for an acrobatic check to reach 60-59. The Aaron Craft t-shirt at the ring at the other end was heard. Do not worry, Buckeye fans. The craft also appears on this list.
Best part: The Flyers took advantage of this move to make their way to the Elite Eight before being eliminated by Florida.
23. From Jon Jackson, San Diego
match: N ° 4 UConn against N ° 13 San Diego (first round 2008)
How long? 1.2 seconds. The Toreros took the Huskies into overtime and that's when Jackson hit a jumper on a dividing line for a win at 70-69.
Best part: Western Kentucky won on Ty Rogers' Buzz drummer in the same pod that day.
22. Demonte Harper, Morehead State
match: No. 13 Morehead State vs. No. 4 Louisville (first round 2011)
How long? 4.2 seconds. The Eagles, number 13, followed the Cardinals 61-59 by far, but they had the ball last. That's when Harper drilled a 3-pointer for the upset.
Best part: It's a call to "onions" ready for the job for Bill Raftery. Harper did not even need a screen to remove it from the top of the key.
21. Jimmy King, Michigan
match: No. 1 Michigan vs. No. 9 UCLA (second round of 1993)
How long? It remains 1.5 seconds. The Fab Five went from a 13-point deficit to overtime, and it was then that King scored a loss on Jalen Rose, which allowed the Wolverines to win a 86 -84 during their second visit to the national championship. .
Best part: This was not without controversy. Rose's shot barely reached the edge. if not, maybe he should have? – been a shooting violation.
20. Aaron Craft, State of Ohio
match: No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Iowa State (second round of 2013)
How long? 0.2 seconds. The Buckeyes and Cyclones were tied in a hard-fought second round match at 75 with 0.2 seconds remaining. That's when Craft, an eternal favorite of Columbus fans, scored the first 3-pointer. The Buckeyes advanced to the eight elite.
Best part: Craft leaving his hand up a few seconds after the ball has gone to the bottom of the net.
19. David Vaughn, Memphis
match: No. 6 Memphis vs. No. 3 Purdue (second round of 1995)
How long? 1.1 seconds. Memphis and Purdue were tied at 73 in the final seconds when Chris Garner slipped before throwing a shot out of balance. Vaughn however grabbed the ball in the air to tip the ball and the Tigers qualified for the Sweet 16.
Best part: Mike DeCourcy, of Sporting News, covered the match and said, "One of my favorite memories of that time was the team's voice-by-match, Paul Hartlage, and the member of the most prominent press, George Lapides, Five years after the blow came in.
18. Chris Lofton, Tennessee
match: No. 2 Tennessee vs No. 15 Winthrop (first round 2006)
How long? 0.4 seconds. Winthrop threatened to vex the Flights in a tight match. Lofton put an end to fear by avoiding the low right that propelled Tennessee to the second round with a 63-61 win.
Best part: The bow on the ball starting from the corner. Lofton pierces it.
17. Ronald Lewis, State of Ohio
match: No. 1 Ohio State vs No. 9 Xavier (second round 2007)
How long? 2.0 seconds. Xavier had a 62-59 lead with 9.3 seconds to go, but after a missed free kick, Lewis took advantage of the opportunity to equalize by taking a feed from Mike Conley and splashing the pointer that tied. The Buckeyes won 78-71 in overtime and played in the 2007 National Championship game.
Best part: Jamar Butler's reaction to the strike was taken. You knew the Buckeyes would win in OT. Xavier coach Sean Miller has learned his lesson. To date, he opts to enter three in the final seconds.
16. Jason Kidd, Cal
match: LSU No. 6 vs. LSU No. 11 (first round of 1993)
How long? A second. the The 1993 tournament was rich in memorable momentsincluding Kidd's training in the basket, crowned with a nice spin and a finish that allowed the Golden Bears to win a 66-64 win over LSU.
Best part: Cal would end Duke's bid for a three-round tour in the second round and Kidd pursued a career at the NBA's Hall of Fame.
15. Maurice Newby, North Iowa
match: No. 3 Missouri vs No. 14 North Iowa (first round of 1990)
How long? Two seconds. The Tigers and Panthers were tied at age 71 when Maurice Newby threw a desperate 3-pointer with four seconds left. The shot fell and Missouri could not come in time. This gave a shocking surprise in the first round.
Best part: Newby came from the bench to hit the big shot.
14. Gabe Lewullis, Princeton
match: No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 13 Princeton (first round of 1996)
How long? 3.9 seconds. Princeton and reigning national champion UCLA were tied at 41 in the last minute, and that's when Lewullis managed a secret pass – not once, but twice – and scored the check. victorious to eliminate the Bruins.
Best part: The world has learned a lot about legendary coach Pete Carril and the Princeton offensive.
13. Sean Higgins, Michigan
match: No. 3 Michigan vs No. 1 Illinois (Final Four 1989)
How long? A second. Michigan and Illinois played a terrible game against the Big Ten Final Four, tied at 81 in the final seconds. Higgins grabbed a rebound and got a second lead to give the Wolverines a 83-81 win.
Best part: To this day, fans of "Flyin & Illini" are still waiting for the kickoff. Do they have a point?
12. Casey Calvary, Gonzaga
match: No. 10 Gonzaga vs. No. 6 Florida (1999 Sweet 16)
How long? 4.4 seconds. The Bulldogs' first tournament was marked by a spectacular end to Florida, in which the Gators had a 72-71 lead. It was at this point that Calvary missed Quentin Hall's missed goal for a point win, which allowed the Bulldogs (10th), seeded, to access the Elite Eight for the first time.
Best part: The piling of the ordeal as a result.
11. Jermaine Wallace, North West State
match: No. 3 Iowa vs. No. 14 Northwestern State (First Round 2006)
How long? 0.5 seconds. Iowa led Northwestern State 63-61 in the last possession. It was at this moment that Jermaine Wallace shot a desperate pointer. He fell and the demons thwarted the 64-63.
Best part: The race to rebound before the last shot.
10. Trey Burke, Michigan
match: No. 1 Kansas vs No. 4 Michigan (2013 Sweet 16)
How long? 4.2. Kansas missed the opening of the game, allowing the Michigan star to dribble the ground and free a 30-foot goal to score the tying goal. Michigan won 87-85 in overtime and qualified for the national championship game.
Best part: The sound that the bullet makes crushes through the rim.
9. Danny Ainge, BYU
match: No. 6 BYU vs. No. 2 Our Lady (1981 Sweet 16)
How long? Two seconds. Our Lady led BYU 50-49 with eight seconds to go before Ainge ran the full length of the floor and made a decisive pass with two seconds to play. At the moment when the Irish can get the ball out of the net, the game is over.
Best part: Ainge meets the five defenders of Notre Dame on the way to the basket and is still not stopped.
8. Luke Maye, North Carolina
match: North Carolina No. 1 vs. Kentucky No. 2 (2017 Regional Finals)
How long? 0.3 seconds. Malik Monk of Kentucky tied the score at 73 with a contested 3-pointer. Maye however takes the pass from Theo Pinson and drains a jumper for the winner. The Tar Heels then beat Gonzaga in the national championship game.
Best part: The bang-bang nature of the clutch shots. It was the de facto national championship game in many ways.
7. Will Bynum, Georgia Tech
match: No. 3 Georgia Tech vs. No. 2 Oklahoma State (2004 Final Four)
How long? 1.5 seconds. The Yellow Jackets were tied at 65 with Oklahoma State in the Final Four when Bynum carried the ball to the basket for the winning shot.
Best part: The hesitation dribbles used by Bynum to move past John Lucas, Oklahoma State Guardian
6. Donte Ingram, Loyola-Chicago
match: No. 6 Miami vs No. 11 Loyola-Chicago (first round 2018)
How long? 0.3 seconds. Miami led 62-61 in a first-round match against the Ramblers, who had a final possession. It's at this point that Ingram took a pass at the March Madness logo and drained a long-range 3-pointer for the win.
Best part: It was only the beginning of a race at the Final Four for Loyola-Chicago.
5. Scottie Reynolds, Villanova
match: No. 1 Pitt vs. No. 3 Villanova (Eight Elite 2009)
How long? 0.5 seconds. Pitt tied the regional final at 76 with 5.5 seconds to go when Reynolds took a pass from Dante Cunningham and swept the Panthers defensemen before scoring the winning kick. The Wildcats went to the Final Four.
Best part: The Wildcats almost never get in the ball, but Cunningham's pass allows Reynolds to free himself from Pitt's pressure defense.
4. John Wallace, Syracuse
match: No. 4 Syracuse vs No. 8 Georgia (1996 Sweet 16)
How long? 2.8 seconds. Georgia took an 81-80 lead with a 3-pointer from Pertha Robinson with 7.1 seconds to go, but Wallace responded with a 3-up imbalance from the top of the key. Syracuse has qualified for the national championship game.
Best part: Nobody calls waiting time, which makes the sequence even more captivating in the Mile High City.
3. Rumeal Robinson, Michigan
match: No. 3 Michigan vs No. 3 Seton Hall (1989 championship)
How long? Three seconds Seton Hall led the Wolverines 79-78 in the championship game, but Robinson was the victim of a foul with three seconds to play. He equalized both free throws to give the Wolverines their first national title in men's basketball.
Best part: Everyone did this in their driveway. Robinson must live it.
2. Mario Chalmers, Kansas
match: No. 1 Memphis vs. No. 1 Kansas (2008 championship)
How long? Derrick Rose saw a pair of free throws to give Memphis a 63-60 lead with 10.8 seconds to go, but Chalmers responded with the equalizer of the match from the top of the key with 2.1 seconds to go, only the third of the Jayhawks scored 3 of the game. Kansas won 75-68 in overtime.
Best part: Sherron Collins nearly fell before giving the ball to Chalmers. The departure of it is no doubt.
1. Keith Smart, Indiana
match: No. 1 Indiana vs. N ° 2 Syracuse (1987 Championship)
How long: Four seconds Syracuse led Indiana 73-72 in the last possession of the match, but the Hoosiers reduced the time that passed before Smart recovered the ball. He took a dribble and pulled from the baseline four seconds from the end. The Hoosiers won their third NCAA championship with Bob Knight.
Best part: The way Smart twists his body and lands out of bounds as the ball passes through the net.