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Illinois' Tyler Griffey (42) and fans watch Griffey's winning shot go into the basket to beat No. 1 ranked Indiana 74-72 in an NCAA college basketball game at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill., on Thursday Feb. 7, 2013.

With the storm that is March Madness quickly approaching, college basketball teams throughout the country are trying to pad their NCAA tournament resumes with quality wins.

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Sometimes, those victories — or defeats — come down to a final shot.

Thursday night was a perfect example, as the No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers were upended at the buzzer by Illinois, a team on the NCAA tournament bubble. Out West, UCLA and Washington went down to the wire before the Bruins prevailed on a fallaway shot in the final seconds.

These incidents aren't alone. When January rolls around, the pressure and intensity to produce turns up, and the past month has created several pressure-packed games that came down to a final shot.

Here's a look at five buzzer-beaters that could have NCAA tournament implications.

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