Valparaiso's shot at another first-round buzzer-beater didn't go as well

Bryce Drew hit one of the most famous game-winning shots in NCAA tournament history back in 1998. He and his Valparaiso teammates executed their final possession flawlessly to upset Ole Miss 70-69 in a first-round game.

With Drew now serving as Valparaiso's head coach, the No. 13 seed Crusaders pushed No. 4 seed Maryland on Friday in the Midwest Regional. The game came down to the final minute and Valparaiso needed a 3-pointer to tie instead of being in position to win as it was 17 years ago.

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Only this time, the execution wasn't close to flawless and Valparaiso didn't get to celebrate much except the fact that it had a pretty good season. Maryland won 65-62.

Give Maryland credit for defending the Crusaders well in the final seconds as they attempted to get up a tying shot. Valparaiso probably waited a little long and ultimately settled for Keith Carter's wild, off-balance shot that ended in a turnover. Here is a look at both plays in one GIF.


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[Kyle Ringo is the assistant editor of The Dagger on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!