Men's Basketball

    Watford Nominated for GEICO Play of the Year

    Go Hoosiers! Christian Watford
    Go Hoosiers!
    Christian Watford
    Go Hoosiers!

    Jan. 9, 2012

    CHICAGO - Indiana junior forward Christian Watford advanced to the finals of the 2012 GEICO Play of the Year, Intersport announced today. Each week for eight weeks, fans vote for the GEICO Play of the Year and the winner will be announced on GEICO presents Best of College Basketball 2012 on CBS March 25 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

    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.

    Each week for eight weeks, four incredible college basketball plays will be nominated as the Play of the Year on the GEICO Best of College Basketball Facebook page. Fans determine the winners by voting for their favorite GEICO Play of the Year nominee.

    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. To view the play on YouTube go here:

    Visit for highlights of the GEICO Play of the Year finalists and to vote on the current week's nominees.



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