UConn Basketball

with Kevin Duffy

Top UConn Moments of ’11: No. 6

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I don’t blame you if you couldn’t watch.

After Derrick Williams misfired on a 3-pointer from the top of the key (a shot that would have put Arizona up one point and, in all likelihood, sent it to the Final Four), Wildcats forward Jamelle Horne got one last look at the basket.

He was wide open; the shot was as uncontested as any last-second attempt could be. Horne squared up from the right baseline.  He followed through perfectly on a buzzer-beating shot that — ask anyone — appeared destined to sink UConn’s Final Four dreams.

And it hit back rim.

There were many tense moments for UConn fans throughout the team’s incredible run. This one, without a doubt, was the most stomach-churning.

When people talk about the 2011 National Championship, Horne’s missed 3-pointer from the corner will always come up in the conversation.

Top 11 UConn Moments of ’11

11. UConn beats Texas in overtime, Roscoe Smith’s fullcourt heave and Kemba’s prayer from 35 feet

10. MLB Draft, Springer and Barnes go in first round

9.  Drummond’s decision

8.  The Fiesta Bowl

7. Maya inks Jordan Deal

6. Horne’s 3-pointer misfires, UConn advances to Final Four

5. ??

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