The best finish in college basketball history – Duke beats Kentucky on Christian Laettner’s buzzer beater.

Duke is a school rich in its college basketball tradition.  The most famous moment in this programs history happened in the NCAA East Regional Finals against the Kentucky Wildcats.  Anyone who witnessed the moment at the Philadelphia Spectrum live, will never forget how exciting it was.

It was on this day, March 28th, 1992, that Christian Laettner hit a buzzer beater to send Duke to the final four.  With 2.1 seconds left, Kentucky had a 103 – 102 lead, and Duke had to inbound the ball under its own basket.  For all intents and purposes, the game was over.

Grant Hill tossed the ball the length of the court, and it was caught by Christian Laettner in front of the foul line.  Laettner turned, and shot a fade away jumper as time expired.  The ball went in, and Duke had completed the most miraculous victory in NCAA basketball history.  And the Duke basketball tradition only grew stronger as the school would go on to beat Michigan 9 days later in the NCAA championship game.