At the end of the NCAA tournament, college basketball crowns its national champion. Yet, before that one team overcomes the odds, staves off elimination, and cuts down the net, fans of the game will most likely bare witness to a new crop of individual heroes whose performances will become the talk of the town. Whether they’re scoring by the boatloads or rising to the moment, these players will capture the hearts of fans. And if any of them happen to knock down a big shot at the buzzer, well, then history will certainly remember their names.
There are few things in college basketball more exciting than watching a player put the ball in the bucket as the clock strikes zero — that’s right Northern Iowa, we were hyped on your game winner even though it shattered our bracket. Throughout its history, the NCAA tournament has seen its fair share of buzzer beaters.