Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mr. March Madness No. 10: Overtime in Seattle

March is a great month. Not only because it ushers in the start of spring, but because of March Madness, the greatest sporting event of the year.

There are many reasons why March Madness is great. The endless basketball, the great games, the upsets, and the the buzzer-beaters. But there is one thing that ties all of these great reasons together, and that one thing makes all of those reasons infinitely better.

Gus Johnson.

In honor of his contribution to March Madness, B.I.A.H will be counting down the 10 greatest calls from Gus Johnson. Now, not all of the clips are from March Madness, but all of them are instant-classics.

Here is No. 10: Overtime in Seattle

The thing that is great about non-conference basketball is that we get matchups like UConn and Gonzaga every once in a while.

Back in December of 2008, the No. 2 Huskies headed to Seattle to take on No. 8 Gonzaga. AJ Price, the Huskies star point guard, finished the game with 24 points and 10 assists, which included a game-tying three pointer with nine seconds left to cap a comeback from 11 down:

The best thing about this call?

Listening to Greg Anthony try to get a word in. Gus doesn't stop going, and Anthony finally gets the point. You don't interrupt Jeezy when he's on a roll.

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