Tied at 49-49, Brandon Paul had his chance to be a hero for the Fighting Illini. After dribbling down the clock to about four seconds, Paul broke down his Minnesota defender, crossing over to his left before pulling up for about a 15-footer — of course, it was nothing but net.
Gus Johnson had the call — here’s a video:
Brandon Paul buzzer-beater! 51-49 Illinois final. Fitting, since Paul was the only player on the court who played well.
— Eamonn Brennan (@eamonnbrennan) March 14, 2013
Brandon Paul! That was fantastic. #LoveYouMarch
— Michael Rosenberg (@Rosenberg_Mike) March 14, 2013
Brandon Paul what a shot!! Illinois is a fun team to watch
— Sam Hyman (@Slammy2000) March 14, 2013