Florida, Wisconsin at MSG Turns Out To Be the Game of the NCAA Tournament (Highlights)
Mar 24, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Florida Gators guard Chris Chiozza (11) celebrates making the game winning shot against the Wisconsin Badgers in the semifinals of the East Regional of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida Gators and the Wisconsin Badgers at Madison Square Garden came up with the game of the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

  • 4. Florida Gators 84 (27-8)
  • 8. Wisconsin Badgers 83 (27-10)
  • NCAA Tournament, Final, Box Score
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Just when you thought you were out, they pull you back in.

Through 59 games of this 2017 NCAA Tournament, we saw no buzzer-beaters, no overtime. This is something of a rarity during March Madness.

On Friday night at Madison Square Garden, the Florida Gators and Wisconsin Badgers changed all of that.

Down double-digits in the second half, Wisconsin battled all the way back. Needing a three-pointer to tie things up, Aaron Rodgers got involved. That’s right, Aaron Rodgers.

Guard Zak Showalter nailed this bumbling runner of a three that tied things up. With Rodgers sitting courtside, the Discount Double Check move was appropriate:

It would not be the lasting memory of this game because what happened in overtime was beyond any comprehension.

Needing to go coast-to-coast in under four seconds, junior guard Chris Chiozza created one of the top college hoops memories Madison Square Garden has ever showcased:

What’s crazy is that both memorable shots were of the same ilk: three-point runners that rarely go down.

The Florida Gators will now take on the red-hot South Carolina Gamecocks in the regional final on Sunday.

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