Every Butler fan remembers where he was at the time of this Roosevelt Jones floater to knock off the No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs on January 19, 2013.
It was the perfect ending to a remarkable Saturday for Butler.
College GameDay was in town for the first time all year, which had students and fans buzzed from the start. Kevin Schwartz, the student chosen to take the half-court shot sponsored by State Farm, drained it on his first try and won $18,000.
And then it was game time. As usual, the Bulldogs were underdogs against Gonzaga.
Rotnei Clarke missed the game due to a neck injury, which caused many fans outside of the Butler bubble to speculate if Butler even had a chance to compete against the No. 1 team in the nation. Gonzaga featured Kelly Olynyk—who, ironically, is now coached by Brad Stevens on the Boston Celtics—and several other odd-looking yet skilled players.
Jones had other ideas. To make the shot was one thing, but what was truly amazing was how bizarre the play was.
Any by bizarre, I mean...what on earth was the in-bounder doing? Luckily, Jones had the presence of mind to snatch the ball out of the air, know exactly how much time was left and seal the deal for Butler.
Fans hope that highlight or two of this quality will be turned in by Jones in his junior campaign.