The Arizona Wildcats and Bennedict Mathurin almost put together a classic play that ended March Madness, but it was too late.
At the end of the second half of their Second Round match against TCU in the NCAA Tournament, the Arizona Wildcats seemed to have put the Horned Frogs to bed. But the aggressive Big 12 team would not give up and together ran a circuit that gave them a 75-72 lead in the last minute of the match.
That’s when Bennedict Mathurin stepped up.
Arizona has taken a bold approach when playing essentially for what we think will be their ultimate ownership. That leads to Mathurin with the ball at the top of the peg. He takes a small gap and then displays the label “ONIONS!” March is famous for.
However, that leaves the TCU with just 12.9 seconds. And that very possession becomes even more frenzied.
Arizona basketball nearly missed the March Madness buzzer-beater for ages
The Horned Frogs couldn’t find a rhythm in the short time remaining and ended up making a huge hit. Arizona gets the ball in the short time elapsed with every second every minute. The shot went through the net… but only for a split second after the final whistle had sounded.
Arizona is nearing the end of things for March Madness.
Apparently, the invalidated basket led to injury time. And even as it helped make the game a classic, Wildcats was close to delivering a whisk we’ll never forget.
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