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100 Things Cyclone Fans Need to Forget Before They Die: The Ben McLemore Banked Three

Hope you were wearing your nut cup for this one.

For Iowa State’s annual trip to Allen Fieldhouse in the spring of 2013, many fans weren’t sure if the sharpshooting Cyclones would be able to take down freshman sensation Ben McLemore and the Kansas Jayhawks. The game was back and forth for most of the contest, with both teams taking and subsequently losing 10 point leads. With 8.4 seconds left, Korie Lucious knocked down two free throws to give the good guys a three point lead.

Then, the Jayhawks quickly took the ball down the floor, and this happened:

I vividly remember this being one of the most deflating moments I’ve ever experienced as a Cyclone, especially given how good that team was. The game went to overtime, but the Cyclones had run out of gas, eventually falling by a final score of 97-89.

Oh well, at least we can say the guy that hit that buzzer and beater when on to have a long and successful NBA career.