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This Day in College Basketball History: March 28, 2009 - Villanova's Scottie Reynolds goes coast-to-coast and hits a runner to beat Pitt in Elite 8 in Boston

Scottie Reynolds' runner was one of the most iconic shots in both Villanova and March Madness lore. PIC: Chaz Palla, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Villanova vs. Pittsburgh had it all - defensive grit, trash-talking, and big shots - just as the original iteration of the Big East loved it.

One of either Villanova or Pittsburgh would become the second Big East team in the Final Four, behind #1 UConn who punched their ticket earlier in the day. Louisville had a chance to earn their spot in the Final Four as well, but lost to Michigan State in the Midwest Regional.

The teams traded buckets all game, with Pitt having the slight advantage at half, 34-32. The lead changed six times in the last six minutes of the game, but Levance Fields made two free-throws for Pitt to tie the game at 76. With five seconds left, Reggie Redding inbounded the ball to Dante Cunningham, who dished it to Reynolds with time running down. He took it to the paint for a floater, and it went in to the crowd roaring.

While Villanova ended up losing in the Final Four to North Carolina, Scottie Reynolds' buzzer in Boston is revered as a Villanova basketball moment.


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