Bryce Drew’s famous last-second three pointer to give No. 13 seed Valparaiso the upset win over the No. 4 seed Ole Miss in 1998 was a once-in-a-lifetime event … and it’s going to stay that way for now.
But for a brief second Tuesday night, it looked as though lightning was about to strike twice, and we have some similar names to blame for that.
(The final play begins at 2:02 in the video)
With Baylor down by three and four seconds left on the clock, Jake Lindsey heaved the ball all the way down to Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. at the other end of the court. Acuil turnedand dished it to Manu Lecomte who fired from three to try and tie things up.
Lecomte’s shot missed the mark, but the play was eerily similar to Bryce Drew’s big shot in 1998. And in case you needed a reminder of what that looked like, we have you covered:
In case there was any confusion, Scott Drew’s play call was 100 percent intentional.
Per @DavidKaye9, Scott Drew did indeed run the Bryce Drew play at the end of regulation tonight. Baylor has variations called Pacer 1, Pacer 2 and Pacer 3.
— Jeff Eisenberg (@JeffEisenberg) January 10, 2018
Yeah, Baylor even has a few different variations of the play, each named “Pacer.” That’s the same name Valparaiso gave the play in 1998.
While the homage to his brother’s famous play ultimately fell short, Scott Drew does deserve credit for creativity. That’s not going to help Baylor rise at all in the Big 12 standings, but at least they get some style points for this loss.
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