Paul Jesperson’s half-court bank-shot buzzer-beater is going to go down in NCAA Tournament history as one of the more miraculous game-enders we’ve ever seen.
It seems like Northern Iowa radio announcer Gary Rima understood that in the moment, and he gave a call befitting the madness.
Here is Rima’s call from the final minute of play. This includes Wes Washpun’s missed free throw, Isaiah Taylor’s tying floater for Texas and then Jesperson’s prayerful heave to finish it.
How about that call?
“Oh, baby! I love this team! Panthers win! Panthers win! Jake and the giant killers have slayed another one! Down goes Texas! Down goes Texas!”
Down goes Texas, indeed. And in rather spectacular fashion.