Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mr. March Madness No. 5: Cold. Blooded.

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. 5: Cold-Blooded

Gus Johnson can make any great moment special, any special moment spectacular, and any spectacular moment unforgettable.

This was one of those moments.

Saturday March 12, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Pac-10 Championship game. The top-seeded Arizona Wildcats had been winning most of the game against the under-achieving No. 3 Huskies of Washington. The Huskies had won last season's tournament title and were looking to solidify their NCAA tournament status.

Down the stretch both teams hit big shots. CJ Wilcox burrtied a 3-pointer from the corner to send the game into overtime for UW, then Kevin Parrom hit a 3-pointer from the side to tie the game up at 75.

That's when Isaiah Thomas, last season's tournament MVP took over.

That's when we would be entering "Gus Johnson Time"



Mr. March Madness: No. 6 - Sorrentine from the parking lot
Mr. March Madness: No. 7 - Heartbreak City
Mr. March Madness: No. 8 - Sylvester for three
Mr. March Madness: No. 9 - Hey coach, play this kid
Mr. March Madness: No. 10 - Overtime in Seattle
Mr. March Madness: The Preview

To browse the rest of our Mr. March Madness countdown, click here.

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