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28. Mile High Madness

In the 1996 Sweet 16, 4-seed Syracuse twice found itself on the brink of elimination against pesky Georgia. After trailing by 10 points late in the second half, the Orange clawed their way back and tied the score at 68-68 on John Wallace's layup with 30.2 seconds to go. The Bulldogs worked for the last shot, and point guard Pertha Robinson made a fadeaway jumper for a 70-68 lead with 3.5 seconds left. Syracuse called timeout at midcourt. Then Jason Cipolla hit a 12-foot jumper at the buzzer to force overtime. After Wallace's layup put the Orange ahead 80-78 with 15 seconds left in overtime, Robinson nailed a 3-pointer to give UGA an 81-80 lead with seven seconds to go. But Wallace took the inbounds pass, dribbled up the court and drilled a 3-pointer from the top of the key for an 83-81 victory at McNichols Arena in Denver. Wallace scored 30 points with 15 rebounds. -- Mark Schlabach