The B1G Tournament has been in place for over two decades now, providing several memorable moments, huge upsets and incredible buzzer-beaters. If you had to pick just one, though, what would the best moment in the history of the tournament be?
For the Big Ten Network crew, the miraculous last-second shot by Minnesota’s Blake Hoffarber to beat Indiana in 2008 is at the top of the list.
With 1.5 seconds left in a quarterfinal matchup, sixth-seeded Minnesota trailed three-seed Indiana 58-57 and had one final chance to pull of an upset. Travis Busch ran the baseline before throwing a baseball pass in Hoffarber’s direction. Hoffarber, somehow, caught the ball in traffic, turned and made the game-winning bucket.
Minnesota won 59-58. The celebration that followed from the players, fans and coaches is something that will never be forgotten.
Here’s that moment relived, and why that one play is the best in B1G Tournament history:
Best play in @B1GMBBall tourney history?
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 13, 2019