March Madness: Top-10 Buzzer-Beaters


7. Duke’s Christian Laettner (1990)

A game after UConn got it’s last second miracle from George, the Huskies were dealt a crushing defeat by Laettner at the horn of the East Regional Final.

Inbounding from the side near the Duke bench, Laettner was not guarded and got the ball inbounds with 2.6 seconds to go and then immediately receive a return pass. Laettner took one dribble and hit a double-clutch jumper from just outside the left elbow to give the Blue Devils a 79-78 victory and a berth in the Final Four. Duke lost to UNLV in the National Title game that season before Laettner closed out his college career with back-to-back titles.

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