Men's Basketball

    Watford's Shot vs. Kentucky Wins 2012 GEICO Play of the Year

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

    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:

    Additional 2012 GEICO Play of the Year Nominees
    • Roy Devin Marble's (Iowa) monster jam vs. Minnesota
    • Chase Spreen's (Lindsey Wilson) full-court buzzer beater vs. Georgetown
    • Peyton Siva's (Louisville) game-winning finish vs. Vanderbilt
    • Damen Bell-Holter's (Oral Roberts) full-court prayer vs. UA-Little Rock
    • Robbie Hummel's (Purdue) buzzer-beating tip-dunk vs. IPFW
    • Isaiah Sykes' (UCF) chase-down block vs. Marshall
    • CJ Fair's (Syracuse) finish at the rim vs. Pittsburgh

    View all of these amazing plays at



    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.

    For more information, please contact Nick Owen at or 312-644-5231.

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