Laettner’s “The Shot,” with 2.1 seconds remaining in overtime on March 28, 1992, catapulted the Blue Devils to the Final Four, where they would defeat Indiana and later Michigan to win the NCAA championship. It remains one of the NCAA Tournament’s defining moments.
Laettner went on to have a 15-year NBA career that included a stint with the Atlanta Hawks.
Maye’s North Carolina faces Oregon in one tournament semifinal Saturday, April 1. Top-seeded Gonzaga faces surprise semifinalist South Carolina in the other semifinal game.
The national champion will be decided Monday, April 3, in Phoenix.