2. February 9, 2013: Wisconsin 65, No. 3 Michigan 62 (OT)
It was one of the few times during his tenure you saw head coach Bo Ryan celebrating during a game. Ben Brust’s half court heave as time expired in regulation sent not only the Kohl Center into a frenzy, but the bench as well- including Ryan.
Everything about that final play in regulation had some sort of meaning to it. Not to mention, this took place after Tim Hardaway Jr. broke the hearts (temporarily) of the Badgers faithful with a three pointer to take the lead with just three seconds left.
Mike Brusewitz overlooked a clapping Traevon Jackson and hit a running Brust right in the hands before Brust took a couple steps and fired off a prayer. There is not much more that needs to be said. We could watch this video for hours.
It would have been a shame and a waste had the Badgers not won in overtime, but Brust and company made sure of it- connecting on timely threes and coming up with one final stop on Trey Burke’s desperation attempt from downtown that went in and out. A mob of Badgers fans at half court ensued.
Michigan would have the last laugh as the Wolverines made it to the national championship that year, but this is a game no one will forget.
“It was awesome, something I’ll remember forever, and I’m sure a lot of people will,” Brust said of the game.