61-Foot Shot That Sent Men to NCAA Basketball Tourney is ESPN's 'Play of the Day'
February 28, 2006
February 28, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - Austin Brown's buzzer-beater that gave DePauw the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference men's basketball championship Sunday, is ESPN's "Play of the Day." The cable television sports network aired a video clip of the fantastic finish -- complete with commentary by WGRE's Wes Anderson and Steve Powell -- on SportsCenter last night and again this morning. The audio of the two students' play-by-play of the winning basket has also aired nationally on ESPN radio.
The video of the winning shot, sans play-by-play, can be seen here: [Download Video: "See the Game-Winning Shot" - 1167kb]. The radio call can be heard here: [Download Audio: "WGRE Audio" - 1200kb]
The men's team opens NCAA Division III Championship play on Friday, March 3, at Wisconsin-Whitewater. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. CST (9 p.m. in Greencastle). DePauw's allotment of 200 tickets will go on sale later this week in the athletic department.
The DePauw women's basketball team -- which has won 26 consecutive games -- earned the only bye in the 63-team field of the NCAA Division III Championship and will open play in the second round on Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m.
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