@Max-was-right - Mapleton, UTFeb. 12, 2019 1:30 p.m.The best of all
buzzer beaters was Jimmers 70’ shot in salt lake. Now we’re
talking= = = = =The Title of the article was"Five other Ute
buzzer beaters". I hate to tell you this but Jimmers (sic) didn't play
All were incredible in their own right....The most recent one is momentarily the
most enjoyable is all....What a shot by PVD/assist by SB!Go Utes!
As a "shot" this one was an addition to this list.As part of
an impossible come back this one stands alone.Here are quotes from
the PAC-12 announcers:(Time left in regulation); score at the time;
quote12:03; 22 points down "all Bruins in this game"8:41
57-74 "get a stop, get a three, get a stop; before the time out you've
got a chance to "be competitive"!7:56; 60-74; The Utes have a
life.7:11; 62-76; The Utes just refuse to go away.4:21; 66-80; It
feels a tittle tighter than that.3:56; 66-80; Utah keeps hanging around
like a bad cold.83-87; 28.3; You live long enough you see it all.88-89; 8.1; Are you kidding me. This Ute team just not; just refuses to go
away.Game over; 93-92; Utah does the unbelieveable. After trailing by 22.
I don't believe it - I don't believe it. Wow, one of the greatest
comebacks you will ever see.And the shot of the UCLA fan said it
hard to compare one vs the other. Hendrix has to be the most improbable. All
Wyoming has to do is inbound the ball. Game over.Van Dyke's shot as
has been mentioned went in after regulation ended. Van Horn's shot
was improbable, but the Utes were the favorite in that game and they should have
won.Take your pick, last second wins are always fun.
These are all great buzzer beaters, but I recall a triple overtime game in the
Marriott Center in the mid 1980's were most of Utah's starters had
fouled out and the last player on the bench was fan favorite Clyde Rivers who
had to be put in due to not having enough players left to have five players on
the floor. Clyde rarely played, but was known for hitting three pointers. I know
he made a shot or two, and if I remember correctly, another Ute named Bobby
Adair hit the game winner to knock off BYU in Provo.
@minnesota UteDude, let him have Jimmer. It's literally all
he's got in his basketball universe. You and I are so spoiled.
@Max-was-right - Mapleton, UTFeb. 12, 2019 1:30 p.m.The best
of all buzzer beaters was Jimmers 70’ shot in salt lake. Now we’re
talking***************So how is Jimmers NBA career
going? Is it in any way similar to the career Andre Miller had? Is it in any
way similar to the career Tom Chambers had? Is it in any way similar to the
career Mike Newlin had?
I was at the Miller to Van Horn game in 97. I didn't want to see Utah lose
in an upset, so I told my son we should go. He convinced me to stay - "have
some faith in your team". It was a great bonding moment with my son.That will always be my favorite game.
Many thrillers for the Utes and the flagship basketball program for the State of
Utah. So much history and so many great moments it's hard to isolate just
Some of the previous games may have had more meaning. However, the cool part of
Van Dyke's game winner is that the Utes never had a lead during regulation,
yet still won the game!Utes trailed the entire regulation of play.
And while his shot was released within regulation, it went through as the buzzer
sounded. Count it, Utes win. Down by over 20 points came back and
won on the road. All of that, for me, makes this one so impressive.
The best of all buzzer beaters was Jimmers 70’ shot in salt lake. Now
Nothing will top the Van Horn tip-in for me. Once you knew it had to be a tip
there seemed to be no chance they would win. But my Dad swears by the Hendrix
game as the most improbable game-winner he's ever seen.
You haven't gone back far enough. There was a guy named (Joe?) Morton who
played for the Utes in the late 50's or early 60's who made a habit
out of making game winning buzzer beaters.The late great Jack Gardner had
a play called the BYU special that won games multiple times at the buzzer.