22. Don Reid: No. 6 Georgetown vs. No. 14 Weber State – 1995 Round of 32
This is the first one on the list that isn’t in the era of six TVs playing games all day on a range of cable television networks. Back in 1995, there were games people were just going to miss, so viewers had to wait until highlights to see what happened in the games that weren’t on TV. This one was worth the wait.
Georgetown is one of the most decorated college basketball teams in history. They had the legendary John Thompson Jr. coaching the team to another top-three seed. Remember, this was still a time when the Big East was the best in the country at college basketball. The conference led to a perfect storm for the NCAA Tournament action.
Georgetown was likely looking past Weber State. They likely felt a mid-major like Weber State wasn’t in the same class. This was likely true when it came to talent, but we’ve seen teams made up of less talent win thanks to some heart and a solid gameplan.
Here, the Hoyas put the ball into their best players’ hands at the end. Allen Iverson took the shot with about a second and a half left in the game. It was well short but Don Reid came up and flipped the ball up near the hoop. The spin, the turnaround and the tip in all within a second make this an iconic buzzer-beater.