We’re only halfway through day one of the first round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament and the buzzer beaters are coming fast and furious. Some of these games aren’t quite victories AT the buzzer, but they’re last second shots that bring all sorts of drama.
In one of the first games this morning, the Butler Bulldogs got things going with a closing second shot to take down the slightly favored ninth seeded Old Dominion Monarchs. The teams were tied at 58 and Butler had the ball with the last few seconds ticking down. Butler’s Shawn Vanzant went in for a layup that was missed, followed by Andrew Smith getting an offensive board and missing. Fortunately for Butler, Matt Howard crashed the boards hard and got a final game-winning tip as time expired. Butler advances to face top seeded Pittsburgh who routed 16th seeded UNC-Asheville thanks to a strong second half run. Check out video below of the Butler buzzer-beater.