Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
NCAA Tournament: ‘The Shot’ is still hot topic 26 years later
College basketball » Smart’s game winner revered at Indiana, not so much at Syracuse.

< Previous Page

Smart said his current players and family are proving his college coach correct.

"They replay it all the time, every year," Smart said of his players. "They all went to college and when Indiana gets beat somewhere, they’re always like, ‘Oh, Indiana lost or this or that.’ But I’ll always have the last laugh. I played at Indiana and I won.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

"That’s what Coach Knight said to us after the game, ‘You guys have no idea what you’ve done. Sure, you’ve won a championship. But it won’t really sink in until it’s 25 or 30 years from now, when your kids see it. That came to fruition about 15 years ago, my son was probably around 10. We were waiting for the tournament to come on, and they showed ‘The Shot.’ My son goes, ‘Dad, look at you!’ I was like, ‘Wow, cool.’ Just like Coach said after the game that night. It came true."

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.