Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about on Thursday:
The Northwestern Hail Mary. Northwestern picked up arguably the biggest win in the school’s history and they did it in dramatic fashion. Northwestern has never been to the NCAA Tournament and the consensus seemed to be that a win over Michigan on Wednesday would clinch their first berth ever. With the score tied 65-65 and less than two seconds to go, Nathan Taphorn threw a perfect full-court Hail Mary. Derek Pardon caught the pass and made the layup for the win and the Wildcats are probably dancing.
The Marc-André Fleury saves. The Penguins lost to the Blackhawks, 4-1, but for one brief moment Fleury tried to save the game all by himself. Fleury made three saves in a matter of seconds, including one off of a rebound in which he dove to stop a shot. He might have had a little help from a defencemen, but he still stopped the shot.
The LeBron James dunk. James is a player who chooses layups over dunks more than anybody else in the NBA. But he chose dunk on this one against the Celtics and he enjoyed it.
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