The NCAA Tournament provides the most drama of a single month in the sports calendar. There are buzzer-beaters, Cinderella teams and nets getting cut down. There’s a reason why it’s called March Madness, and that’s because it can make you go mad with sadness or joy.
The tournament also creates legends. It can cement great players as heroes to their schools or it can insert otherwise unknowns into the lore of the tournament. Who will be this year’s history makers? You’ll have to watch to find out.
Until then, we’ve put together a list of players who had memorable tournament performances. Take a look at each player and think about where you were when their moment of madness happened.
Bryce Drew Beat the Buzzer for Valparaiso
Bryce Drew was a known quantity in Indiana before the infamous shot. He was a former Mr. Basketball in the state of Indiana, yet chose to play his college ball for his father at Valpo. His moment in the spotlight came in the 1998 NCAA Tournament when he beat the buzzer to help 13-seed Valparaiso knock off 4-seed Ole Miss.
Where Drew is now:
Drew went on to be drafted 16th overall in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Drew spent 6 years in the NBA before starting his coaching career. He was most recently the head coach at Vanderbilt.
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