Get the greatest hits.
Since there are so many teams in college sports, and careers are so short, legendary moments are more memorable than teams or players. Inevitably, tournament conversation will turn to the greatest hits moments. So, spend some time on YouTube checking out NCAA fan compilations and memorizing a handful of the most popular – that way you can react in the moment. A quick tip: “If you knew about the Christian Laettner shot to beat Kentucky, that’s a good one,” Carton says, noting Laettner’s last-second/back-to-the-basket/turn-around/game-winning jump shot on March 28, 1992 in Duke’s dramatic 104-103 victory over Kentucky. “Keith Smart’s jump shot to beat Syracuse in ’87,” Carton also recalls, and, “the Freddy “Downtown” Brown pass that got intercepted by James Worthy to cost Georgetown the title.”Back to top