1992 College Basketball Recap
Duke's fifth straight trip to the Final Four featured a semifinal round game with Kentucky that will be remembered forever as one of college basketball's best, and a final round game against one of the sport's most heralded freshmen starting five ever.
Underdog Kentucky overcame double-digit leads in the second half to force the game to overtime, and led 103-102 with 2.1 seconds left. Inbounding under his own net, Duke's Grant Hill heaved a pass to teammate Christian Laettner who hit a fade-away foul-line jump shot as the buzzer sounded, giving the Blue Devils (34-2) a chance to defend it's national title.
Michigan's "Fab Five", ranked sixth in the Midwest, shook first-year jitters and challenged for the school's second national title in three years. That is, until the fourth quarter of the championship game when the Wolverines shot a less than fabulous 29 percent from the field and watched the Blue Devils turn a one-point halftime deficit into a 71-51 victory.
The season was also the last for UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian who bolted the PR-challenged Running Rebels to coach the NBA's Spurs.