The 5 Greatest March Madness Moments So Far

By on March 28, 2014

Just like many years past, this year’s NCAA tournament has been filled with tons of suspenseful moments and amazing plays that have dazzled both fans and commentators. Check out our collection of the top five March Madness moments that have happened so far this year.

Steph. F. Austin’s amazing 4-point play


Easily one of the best endings to a tourney game this year, Desmond Haymon nailed a 3-point shot against VCU with just 5 seconds to go in the game. In addition, the refs ruled that Haymon was fouled on the play and the free throw tied up the game. Pushing it into overtime, Steph. F. Austin pulled out the win and took out the 5-seed. Steph. F. Austin didn’t have enough magic to keep up with UCLA in game 2, but everyone will remember game 1.

Pretty much every shot of the Stanford cowbell player

Stanford cowbell player

We think everyone was pulling for Stanford to beat upstart Dayton this week, if only to see the spirited Stanford cowbell player perform his insane dance moves during the Final Four. Alas, Stanford was defeated by 10 points yesterday and we will have to wait until next year to get some more cowbell.

Julius Randle’s face during this dunk on K-State


Kentucky has been nothing but impressive in the tournament this year. After beating Kansas State by 7 and bringing an end to Wichita State’s perfect winning streak, Kentucky has definitely earned their spot in the Sweet 16. For all the Kentucky fans that want to celebrate the achievement, check out this Sweet 16 plaque sold by And get ready for the Louisville game!

Mercer’s celebration after beating Duke


Granted, Mercer didn’t make it to the Sweet 16 after getting handily beat by 20 points during the Tennessee game. However, Mercer’s celebration after beating Duke was absolutely phenomenal and was a topic of conversation all week. That and the fact that everyone’s bracket exploded after Duke lost.

Tony Wroblicky’s one-handed free throw technique

american free throw technique

Forget that American was absolutely destroyed by Wisconsin by a ridiculous 40 point margin. 14 percent of American’s points in that game came from Tony Wroblicky going 5 for 6 at the line. Wroblicky has a particularly interesting free throw technique that only uses one hand to drain the free throws. He also averaged a 72% free throw percentage for the season, a figure that’s better than the average of 70 percent of all college basketball teams over the last year.

What was your favorite March Madness moment this year? Tell us in the comments below!

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