The NCAA Tournament provides us with plenty of awesome moments. Cinderellas doing some dancing before midnight, players shining in the sport’s biggest spotlight and buzzer beaters that propels teams deeper into the big dance all come to mind. Michigan Wolverines guard Trey Burke did a little special something of his own in a Sweet 16 game against the Kansas Jayhawks.
It was not too long before the end of regulation that Michigan found themselves trailing by 10 points. Thanks to a mini-run and some luck, however, they were able to fight their way back and eventually win the game.
None of that would have happened without a miraculous shot by Burke. Against all logic and better judgement, Burke took a three-pointer from approximately three states away. Something funny happened when the ball released his hands–it eventually made its way through the basket and sent the game to overtime.
Here is a look at the fine footage:
Burke then went into overtime and hit another shot from two states over. This is what we like to call big time talent stepping up in a big time game. Burke finished the game with 23 points, but none of the other 20 were as huge as those three. It is moments like that in which players become immortalized in college basketball lore.
With the victory the Wolverines’ advance to the Elite 8 and a game against the Florida Gators. Here is to hoping that some more magical moments come from what should be an astounding game. If not, well, we will always have a shot attempt no coach ever wants a player to take — going in the basket.
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