Watford Nominated for GEICO Play of the Year
Jan. 2, 2012
CHICAGO - Indiana junior forward Christian Watford's buzzer-beater 3-pointer vs. then-No. 1 Kentucky on Dec. 10 is nominated for the GEICO Play of the Year, Intersport announced on Jan. 2. Each week for eight weeks, four incredible college basketball plays will be nominated as the GEICO Play of the Year. Each week's winner will be determined by fan voting through the official Facebook page. The eight finalists will compete in a week-long competition to determine the GEICO Play of the Year. The winner will be announced during the GEICO Best of College Basketball special, which airs March 25 at 1 p.m. ET. on CBS.
In addition to recognizing the season's top plays, the one-hour CBS special will relive the season's greatest moments, players and traditions. The show also marks the culmination of the GEICO Best of 2012 Basketball Tour, an interactive fan experience that visits 10 marquee games throughout the basketball season.
Down two points with no timeouts and less than six seconds to play, Indiana's Verdell Jones III took the inbounds pass from Watford and sprinted up the court. Jones III dribbled inside the 3-point line, spun in front of his defender and kicked the ball out to the open trailer Watford. Watford showed no hesitation, launching the 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded. Indiana's Assembly Hall erupted and a sea of red stormed the court as Watford's shot touched nothing but net, giving the Hoosiers a 73-72 win over the then-top-ranked and heavily-favored Kentucky Wildcats. Watford's clutch game-winner is competing against three other plays from week one, including a reverse alley-oop by Alabama's Tony Mitchell, a spinning no-look pass by Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor and a game-saving block by Kentucky's Anthony Davis.
To watch or support Watford or any of the other highlight plays, visit Facebook.com/BestofCollegeBasketball. Fans can even share their vote with their Facebook friends. Week one voting opened today and ends Monday, Jan. 9, at 12 p.m. ET.
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