Remembering Ryan Cline's iconic shot vs. Tennessee, a year ago today

Brian Neubert, GoldandBlack.com staff
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Remembering Ryan Cline's iconic shot vs. Tennessee, a year ago today
Remembering Ryan Cline's iconic shot vs. Tennessee, a year ago today

With 46.3 seconds on the clock and Purdue down 80-77 to sixth-ranked and second-seeded Tennessee — one of the best teams in college basketball — Ryan Cline took a dribble handoff from Matt Haarms and the Volunteers switched the screen, putting SEC Player-of-the-Year Grant Williams out an island with Purdue's blazing-hot senior guard. In the midst of a 27-point game — highlighted by his own surreal run of clutch shooting in the second half of a high-level, higher-stakes NCAA Tournament game — Cline dribbled around, tried to drive but was thwarted, dribbled around some more, then drove into Williams' body, setting up the step-back that set up one of the most memorable shots in Purdue's NCAA Tournament history and probably the biggest postseason win of the Boilermaker program's modern era.

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