What is the greatest college basketball play of all time?

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    What is the greatest college basketball play of all time?

    This was a discussion on KSR yesterday, but what do you believe is the greatest college basketball play of all time?

    As much as I hate it, I think it's Christian Laettner's shot against Kentucky in 1992.
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    Does Laettner's top Lorenzo Charles winning the 1983 NCAA title game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelPops View Post
    Does Laettner's top Lorenzo Charles winning the 1983 NCAA title game?
    That was my very close #2.

    Just the play itself, I think Laettner's is slightly better. If you include Jimmy V running all over the place, the NC State one is better. But again, I am just focusing on the plays themselves.

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    What criteria are we using? Memorable, highlight worthy, best executed, impactful?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    What criteria are we using? Memorable, highlight worthy, best executed, impactful?
    Whatever you want to use.

    Memorable was the one that weighed heaviest for me, and not just as a UK fan. Importance/Impactful was another one, which is why the NC State play is so high too.

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    Just to be different give me Kris Jenkin's 3 to beat UNC 2 years ago. This would be an easy choice had Gordon Haywards shot against Duke banked an inch lower on the backboard.

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    I go with Lorenzo Charles over Laettner because it was in the NC game and not a regional final. However, NO PLAY IN THE HISTORY OF COLLEGE HOOPS gave me more joy than the Laettner shot! Just have never been a UK fan even though I grew up in NKY and almost all of my friends were big UK fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Just to be different give me Kris Jenkin's 3 to beat UNC 2 years ago. This would be an easy choice had Gordon Haywards shot against Duke banked an inch lower on the backboard.
    My daughter was a freshman at Butler that year. She was actually at the game since it was in Indy. I told her she did not know how lucky she was that in her freshman year at Butler, that was the year they made it to the finals. I told her Butler would never go to the NC game again...and then they did again her sophomore year...she called me a hater...lol

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    Unfortunately, I have to go with Laettner. Gordon Hayward would have the #1 spot locked forever if his shot went in.

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    Laettner's shot, the NC State alley oop, Tyus Edney going coast to coast, Bryce Drew buzzer beater

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    Laettner, Lorenzo Charles, or Kris Jenkins. Has to be one of those three.

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    I'll go with Charles since his team was a bigger underdog when he made the play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Just to be different give me Kris Jenkin's 3 to beat UNC 2 years ago. This would be an easy choice had Gordon Haywards shot against Duke banked an inch lower on the backboard.
    The sequence of plays (UNC lefty hitting the off-balance 3 followed by Jenkins shot) is the craziest ending.

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    Lorenzo Charles, a wing and a prayer thrown up by Wittenburg where, at that instant, you thought the game was over and Charles came out of nowhere, it seemed

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