Div II championship went down today in Springfield. Winona was 35-0, defending national champs, and riding a 56-game winning streak. Barton was 31-5 and had won its last four tournament games by the following scores: 86-85, 76-65, 83-81 (OT), 80-79.
Winona knocked them off in the Elite Eight last year and led here, 74-67, with 45 seconds left. The clip starts with a few highlights from earlier in the game, but keep an eye out for that score; that’s when things get good, culminating in what may be the greatest choke since Fred Brown saw James Worthy open near halfcourt in the 1982 Div I championship game. Click the image to watch.
SI has a postmortem.