Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/24/13
When we say we love the drama of March Madness, this is what we mean: Marquette's Davante Gardner, the 6-foot-8, 300-plus-pounder who shoots free throws at an 85-percent clip, sinking two free throws with 4.7 seconds left (as fans chanted "Auto-Matic!") to put his team up four on Butler and, perhaps, put Saturday's third-round game game out of reach. Then Butler's Emerson Kampen tossing a full-court inbounds pass to Andrew Smith, whose layup was goaltended with 3.2 seconds left to bring Butler within two points. Then Marquette's Vander Blue throwing the next inbounds pass out of bounds, giving Butler the ball and 2.4 seconds to make some March magic. Then Butler sharpshooter Rotnei Clarke running like mad to get open on the inbounds pass, but never getting open, and the pass going to 6-foot-11 center Andrew Smith, who pump-faked, stumbled, and threw up an off-balance shot that smacked off the glass as the buzzer sounded. Ballgame. Marquette 74, Butler 72. The craziest game yet ...
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