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Top Five NCAA Tournament Buzzer Beaters

They don't call it March Madness for nothing! Kidzworld ranks the best buzzer beaters in the history of the NCAA Tournament!

#5. Best NCAA Buzzer Beaters - UCONN vs. Washington (1998)

In 1998, the number two-seed UCONN Huskies faced the pesky, 11-seed Washington Huskies squad in the Sweet 16. UCONN found themselves down by one point with 10 seconds left in the game. After UCONN star Richard Hamilton missed a layup, players from both teams fought for the rebound before it was tipped back to Richard's hands with a few seconds left. Richard quickly took a fade away jump shot over a mob of Washington defenders and as the clock ticked to zero, the ball swished through the net and UCONN won 74-73!

#4. Best NCAA Buzzer Beaters - Valparaiso vs. Ole Miss (1998)

In the first round of the 1998 NCAA tournament, Valparaiso was a long shot to beat Ole Miss. Valparaiso was the 13-seed, while the Ole Miss Rebels were the fourth seed. With the score 69-67 in favor of the Rebels, the Valparaiso Crusaders had the ball with just 2.5 seconds left on the clock. Unfortunately, Valparaiso had to inbound the ball from the other side of the court. After a perfectly executed in-bounds play, Valparaiso's Bryce Drew ended up with the ball on the three point lineCinderella (underdog) teams of all time.

#3. Best NCAA Buzzer Beaters - UCLA vs. Missouri (1995)

In 1995, UCLA guard Tyus Edney proved he was the fastest guard in college basketball. With 4.8 seconds remaining, the UCLA Bruins were trailing Missouri 74-73 in the second round of NCAA tournament. Edney flew past defenders and at the buzzer, let go a running layup over a seven-foot defender. UCLA went on to win the NCAA Championship that year!

#2. Best NCAA Buzzer Beaters - NC State vs. Houston (1983)

Matched up against a Houston team that featured future NBA Hall of Famers Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon, NC State was the definitely the underdog. Tied at 52 points, NC State's Derek Wittenberg shot up an airball, but it turned out to be a good thing, as his teammate Lorenzo Charles caught the airball and slammed back the miss. That famous dunk not only won the NC State Wolfpack the game, but also the 1985 National Championship!

#1. Best NCAA Buzzer Beaters - Duke vs. Kentucky (1992)

Duke versus Kentucky in the Elite 8 of the 1992 NCAA Tournament was easily one of the best games in sports history. Both teams battled back and forth till the end. As Duke trailed Kentucky 73-72 with 1.8 seconds to go, Duke's Grant Hill threw a cross court inbound pass to teammate Christian Laettner. Christian grabbed the ball with his back to the basket, faked right, turned left and hit an off-balanced 15-foot jumper - game, set, match! The Duke Blue Devils went on to win the National Championship.

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