This is the third post in our ongoing series of the Top 10 What Ifs in college basketball history.
In order to get ready for March Madness, we are counting down the Top 10 What ifs in college basketball history. We’re now at #8, which takes a look at the aftermath of a game that came in at #2 in Andy’s rundown of the 10 most memorable March Madness moment of all-time.
It’s one of the most famous airballs, putbacks, and celebrations in college basketball history.
NC State hadn’t upset the Houston Cougars?
The replay would still be famous:
Whittenburg! Oh that’s a long ways!!! SHORT! And we are headed to overtime!
The headlines the next day would be just as memorable:
Upset-Minded Wolfpack Come Up Just Short
But of course, we all know the game didn’t end that way.
Whittenburg had indeed come up just short. But his teammate, Lorenzo Charles, was there to convert the greatest ally-oop in college history. Phi Slamma Jamma was dead, and the Cinderella story, highlighted by ...