Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


This date 1992: UK, Duke, Laettner and The Shot

This date 1992: The Shot

It's the greatest clutch shot in NCAA tournament history, ending perhaps the greatest college basketball game ever played.

Duke's Christian Laettner hit a buzzer-beating, turn-around jumper to beat Kentucky in the Elite 8.

Final: Duke 104 Kentucky 103 (Overtime)

It's one of those 'where were you?' moments

So, where were you when it happened?

Things I remember....

I watched the game in the Indianapolis Hoosier Dome. I was in town to call the Indiana H.S. Final Four. Richmond beat Jeffersonville and Lafayette Jeff beat Warsaw in the semi-finals. We watched the start of Duke-Kentucky from your hotel room. The walked over the Hoosier Dome and watched the end of the game on a monitor on press row, while broadcasting the Richmond-Lafayette Jeff state title game.

The look on the face of Thomas Hill, hands behind his head, in stunned tears.

Sean Woods hitting a running one-hander in the lane to give UK the lead with 2.1 seconds remaining.

Rick Pitino choosing not to guard the in-bounder, Grant Hill.

How perfect Hill's 70-foot pass was?

Deron Feldhaus backing off Laettner, fearful of fouling.

Laettner finishing the game with 31 points and 7 rebounds. 

He went a perfect 10-10 from the field and 10-10 from the free throw line.

Duke went on to win the championship, beating Michigan by 20 points in the championship.


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