From Ainge to Fredette: 10 other wild BYU basketball games, besides Portland

Published: Saturday, Jan. 25 2014 1:00 p.m. MST

NCAA Tournament, March 13, 2012: BYU 78, Iona 72 Next » 9 of 10 « Prev


A 25-point first-half deficit and the possibility of not moving out of the First Four at the NCAA Tournament? Those obstacles weren't too much for BYU to overcome this day, as the Cougars completed the greatest comeback in NCAA Tournament history. Led by 23 points from Noah Hartsock, including 17 in the second half, BYU defeated Iona to advance. The Cougars' first lead of the game came with 2:23 remaining on a Hartsock 3-pointer, and BYU held Iona to 17 second-half points.

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Dixie Dan
Saint George, UT

I am surprised there is no mention of the UCLA/BYU game played in Provo in March, 1965 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

rlsintx
Plano, TX

The drive to win. Greg Ballif got way too little credit in this game. He's the reason we were close in the second half. Ainge really didn't have a great game but for the last play, as awesome as it was. A lot of future, long time NBA players on the floor that day...

Lonster
Sandy, UT

What, no Congdon, Raymond, Fairchild, Liimo, Eakins, Cosic, Nemelka, et. al. mentions? As usual, "Top This and Top That" lists have very short memories and seem to cater to those of young & recent vintage. Except for maybe Danny Ainge, this one's no different.

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