My best memory is probably among the first -- Al McGuire in tears on the bench as Marquette (Butch Lee, Bo Ellis, Jerome Whitehead) closes out UNC (Phil Ford, Mike O'Koren) to win the title in 1977 in Al's last game. I'll never forget that. Wish I could find that image, it made a huge impression on me. That's what sports is all about.
What moment (Iowa State or another team) is your favorite moment of the NCAA tourney?
For me, I still remember VCU upsetting Duke with Eric Maynor against Josh McRoberts and Greg Paulus. Not a "huge" upset, but it put VCU on the map and it was the greatest clutch performance by a player I've seen in the dance.
Link above, Hawkeyes, avoid 64, Cyclones, avoid 32.
Beating Michigan in the "JV" game. Johnny got one on his old employer, ISU basketball took a big step forward that day to respectability. Packer could have cared less who we were. He had to take notice that day.
I have to agree with Johnny over Michigan as best. Way to go JV!
Worst was that bogus charge/blocking foul that took Paul Don't Call Me Shirley out of the Elite 8 game against Sparty on what was basically their home court, with Larry E having an epic meltdown, altho I didn't blame him, I was having one too.
My favorite was that game between Kansas State and Xavier where KSU was the better team with Pullen and Clemente, but Jordan Crawford and Tu Holloway were just unconscious. Gus was just going out of his mind. I still get chills.
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