11. Rick Pitino Gives Duke the Soft D (II)
Game: 1992 Regional Final
Teams: Duke Blue Devils vs. Kentucky Wildcats
In what might be the most irritatingly replayed clip in the history of sports, Grant Hill launches a cutoff throw to Christian Laettner for a miraculous Final Four buzzer beater. While the scene is played with agonizing frequency, it's rarely mentioned that Hill's step-and-throw wasn't even challenged by the Kentucky defense. Like a quarterback without a pass rush, the Duke forward delivered an uncontested strike to the other side of the court. Kentucky's defense watched the ball sail through the air, drop through the hoop, and bounce off the court as Duke rushed the floor in celebration. So when you see a jubilant Christian Laettner sprinting across your TV this March, thank Rick Pitino's prevent D.