Let's be honest, not many fans are able to remember regular season college basketball games. Most of the memorable games come from the NCAA tournament or conference tournaments.
That's not to say that the regular season isn't filled with some pretty spectacular moments, it's just those games aren't nearly as important in the long run. Basketball isn't like football in which losing a game could mean the end of a national championship opportunity, so naturally, fans don't put a ton of focus into the regular season games.
Sure, we recall our favorite team's memorable moments, but rarely do we recall crazy regular season games.
Here are a few memorable highlights, many of which I hadn't seen, but definitely qualify as highlights that every person should watch at least once.
An impressive shot for Syracuse at the end of the game, though if you look closely, the referee waves the basket off. I would've loved to know if the replay showed that the ref was wrong.
Before he was shattering rims in the NBA, this play was a glimpse as to just how dominant Shaquille O'Neal of LSU would become in the near future.
I don't know who Dirk Minniefield is, but man, what a dunk.
This reminds me of Vince Carter's dunk over the French guy, except not as good. Still, Jarvis Basnight jumped completely over a player.
Ever wonder where Bill Raftery's famous "Send it in Jerome!" quote came from? Watch and you'll find out. Probably the most famous dunk in regular season history.
Probably the best dunk in the history of the UNC-Duke rivalry.
I remember watching this game and my jaw dropping, along with those of the entire Virginia Tech roster.
Down five with 2.8 seconds to go. Impressive to say the least.
Cleveland State gets on the map with Cedric Jackson's incredible heave to beat powerhouse Syracuse. This was on SportsCenter for about a year.
Probably the most impressive end-of-game shot I've ever seen. Too bad this was in a Division III game. Had it been for a team like Kansas, this would be one of the greatest shots ever.
This is why Dante Jackson of Xavier is in the opener of the slideshow. Fast-forward to the end and watch his incredible shot to win the game.
Before Arizona cut down the nets in 1997, Miles Simon made people take particular notice of the Wildcats after this shot.
I remember watching this game, and with me not being a fan of either team and the fact that it was during the regular season, that's pretty memorable.
A recent one, but a good one nonetheless. I'll admit this is via my personal preference as my parents reside in Asheville and I've been to a few of UNC-Asheville's games. Still, stealing the inbounds pass and draining an off-balance three-pointer is pretty sick. Remember that this same team made a little noise in the NCAA tournament, winning an incredible opening-round game.
I had to include a killer crossover, and this was one of my favorites. Poor Jerel McNeal.
Hitting a 30-footer at the end of games is standard. Hitting a 30-footer in the middle of the game with the shot clock not winding down shows that BYU's Fredette has some serious guts.
I couldn't find a particular highlight, but to those that had the privilege of watching Pistol Pete have said he was the most memorable player in college history. He was like a Harlem Globetrotter, only he made crazy plays and shots without committing any violations. Just watch and admire.
Probably the greatest comeback in the past ten years. Down ten with less than a minute left against one of the best teams in the country.