Dreams to Reality: Reliving Northern Iowa's Game-Winner in 2016 NCAA Tournament

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistMarch 14, 2017

The score was knotted at 72 with 2.7 seconds remaining against the No. 6-seeded Texas Longhorns in the opening round of last year's NCAA tournament.

Northern Iowa Panthers guard Paul Jesperson took the inbounds pass, evaded a gaggle of defenders with one dribble and launched a two-handed prayer from midcourt.

It was answered.

Jesperson's game-winner instantly became one of the wildest in March Madness history, but UNI's run was stopped by the Texas A&M Aggies in Round 2.

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