USC’s dramatic victory over Stanford on Saturday at the Galen Center, which the Trojans trailed by 5 points with 15.2 seconds left and forced OT, was hailed by some as the greatest ending of a USC basketball game.
But it wasn’t. A better ending came at McArthur Court in 1999, where USC trailed Oregon, 84-79, with 2.8 seconds left. Adam Spanich hit two 3-pointers including a half-court heave at the buzzer for the win.
The cameras didn’t catch Spanich taunting the crowd after the game.
“Honestly, I thought it was going to be short,” Spanich said. “But it wasn’t. It went right through.”
Spanich had 26 points and six 3-pointers. He beat Arizona on a shot at the buzzer the previous season.