March Madness: Top-10 Buzzer-Beaters


1. Lorenzo Charles, N.C. State

Charles capped one of the most improbable Cinderella runs in tournament history and sent Jim Valvano scurrying in search of someone to hug with his putback jam to give the Wolfpack a 54-52 victory over Houston in the 1983 National Title Game.

The Cougars were known as Phi Slama Jama but it was the Wolfpack that won with the dunk heard round the world as Charles caught a desperation shot from guard Derrick Wittenberg and dunked it home at the buzzer to win the title for Valvano and N.C. State.

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