March Madness: Top-10 Buzzer-Beaters


9. Valparaiso’s Bryce Drew (1998)

Down by two against Ole’ Miss with 2.5 seconds to go, 13th-seeded Valparaiso was in a tough spot but had there ball and was prepared for the situation. The Crusaders practiced a play called “Pacer” every day and were able to execute it in a big spot to knock out the fourth-seeded Rebels.

Jamie Sykes inbounded the ball to Bill Jenkins, who caught the ball halfway between the arc and half court. Jenkins turned in the air and passed the ball ahead to Drew, who drained an open 3-pointer at the horn to give Valpo the 70-69 upset. The Crusaders advanced to the Sweet 16 before falling to Rhode Island.

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