Watford's Shot vs. Kentucky Wins 2012 GEICO Play of the Year
March 25, 2012
CHICAGO - Indiana junior guard Christian Watford's buzzer-beating 3-pointer against then-No. 1 Kentucky wins the 2012 GEICO Play of the Year, Intersport announced on Sunday, March 25. Throughout the college basketball season, fans voted on Facebook to determine the most outstanding plays. After eight weeks, eight finalists were nominated for the 2012 GEICO Play of the Year. The announcement came during GEICO Presents Best of College Basketball 2012, which relived the phenomenal moments the 2012 season provided.
Down two to Kentucky 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 launched a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded and hit nothing but net. Indiana's Assembly Hall erupted as a sea of red stormed the court in celebration of the Hoosiers 73-72 win over the top-ranked Wildcats. To view the play on YouTube, visit: http://bit.ly/zbrFKt.
Additional 2012 GEICO Play of the Year Nominees
View all of these amazing plays at Facebook.com/BestofCollegeBasketball.
There will be multiple encore airings of "GEICO Presents Best of College Basketball 2012" on CBS Sports Network. Check local listings for broadcast times in your area.
GEICO is the title sponsor of the program; Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Mercedes-Benz and Quicken Loans are participating sponsors.
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