UConn Buzzer Beaters

The UConn men’s basketball team has a history of winning at the buzzer. These nail-biting moments turn the volume up to 11 inside the arenas but they also give the sports photographers fits. In Friday’s AAC quarterfinal game against Cincinnati, the choice was easy: focus on Boatright. He nailed a 3 pointer with 0.2 seconds left on the clock.  All five players on the floor grabbed their point guard and danced across the court in a giant group hug. Classic. Next match-up is Tulsa in the semi-finals. Can they top this?

UConn Ryan Boatright 's 3 at the buzzer wins it for UConn and the team celebrates. Rodney Purvis, Amida Brimah, Daniel Hamilton, and Omar Calhoun, left to rt.

UConn Ryan Boatright ‘s 3 at the buzzer wins it for UConn and the team celebrates. Rodney Purvis, Amida Brimah, Daniel Hamilton, and Omar Calhoun, left to rt. STEPHEN DUNN|sdunn@courant.com

REMEMBER THIS ONE?With the clock winding down, Kemba Walker worked the floor and got off this shot at the buzzer to break a tie with Pitt and win the game in the 2011 Big East Tourney. They went on to win the NCAA championship that year.

REMEMBER THIS ONE?With the clock winding down, Kemba Walker worked the floor and got off this shot at the buzzer to break a tie with Pitt and win the game in the 2011 Big East Tourney. They went on to win the NCAA championship that year. STEPHEN DUNN|sdunn@courant.com

AND THIS?  Only a year ago, Ryan Boatright screams at the buzzer and is held aloft by Kentan Facey as his team become national champions.

AND THIS? Only a year ago, Ryan Boatright screams at the buzzer and is held aloft by Kentan Facey as his team become national champions.  STEPHEN DUNN|sdunn@courant.com

 

 

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