This year in college basketball was as exciting as it could be, with tons of memorable moments. So what are the most memorable moments of the year, you ask? Well, we have a lot of them. Exciting moments, exciting shots, and even memorable blocks have proven this year of basketball to be great, especially leading into March Madness. Although there will be many more special things to happen in the big tournament, it is important to remember the moments of the regular season.
As for one of the best games of the year, it is hard to pick. I think my favorite was the ending of the Indiana vs. Kentucky game at Assembly Hall, on December 10th. Indiana gave Kentucky their only loss of the season. This also boosted Indiana’s confidence starting the season and began raising eyebrows around the country about how good they could actually be. I am sure everyone remembers this game, so there is no reason to go into more detail about it.
As for the best moments, the shot at the end of this game was absolutely unbelievable. Christian Watford drilled a three pointer at the buzzer to win the game 73-72 sending Assembly Hall into absolute craziness. The Hoosiers could have easily sent the game into OT with an easy two pointer but Watford’s decision to take that three was obviously one of the best decisions they have made all year. As for another great moment, we can’t forget about young Austin Rivers of Duke drilling the three pointer against the Tar Heels, right in Tyler Zeller’s grill, in the final seconds, to win the game by two. Rivers had unbelievable confidence and knew the ball was going in as soon as it left his fingers. We also can’t forget about Anthony Davis’ unbelievable block of John Henson’s shot in the closing seconds of that game. He blocked the shot with confidence and rocketed the Wildcats to a 73-72 win.
Those are some defining moments of this year’s regular season and I can’t wait to see what insanity goes down in the conference tournaments and the big dance.