33. Rip at the buzzer
What happens when immense talent meets sheer desperation? Richard Hamilton's 8-foot fallaway to beat Washington in the 1998 tournament happens. The hypertalented Huskies looked destined for the Final Four but found themselves down 74-73 with 33 seconds left to play in a Sweet 16 battle with Washington. Khalid El-Amin drove and Jake Voskuhl missed and Hamilton's first attempt did too, and after the ball bounced for what seemed like an eternity -- but was really just another second, maybe two -- it came back out to Hamilton, who released his trademark all-net jumper with no time to spare. It became an iconic March highlight, and the first totem in Jim Calhoun's coaching ascent.
-- Eamonn Brennan