6-Week Series: Against All Odds

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The date, March 28th. The year, 1992. The place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The moment seizer, and dare I say these words in a Kentucky pulpit, Christian Leattner. First ever player to start in four Final Fours. MVP of the East Regional of the NCAA tournament when he scored 31 points against our beloved Wildcats. The clock read 2.1 seconds after Sean Woods had made an awesome, if not ill advised, driving shot in the lane to put Kentucky ahead, and seemingly on their way to the Final Four. For the final three minutes of regulation, and the entire five minute overtime period, no one. . .not a single player has missed a shot. Then it happened, after already shooting 9 for 9 the ball was thrown in with less than 2 second left to play, almost the entire distance of the court, and I am confident that those in this room who care do not desire to see once again what happened at that moment. Christian Leattner became a moment seizer.

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