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Twenty years ago, Tyus Edney saved UCLA's last NCAA title run
Twenty years ago, Tyus Edney saved UCLA's last NCAA title run

There were 4.8 seconds left, UCLA trailed by a point, and the members of the Bruins' 1995 men's basketball team knew it was the kind of March moment when legacies are made. They were desperate for a national championship. The program, once the gold standard in college basketball, had not won one in 20 years. Now, in an NCAA tournament second-round game at Boise, Idaho, everything they did, Missouri countered. "I remember thinking, could this actually be it?" forward Ed O'Bannon said. "Are we going out like this?" UCLA coach Jim Harrick called a timeout, and immediately O'Bannon yelled, "Give me the damn ball! I want the ball!" He...

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