|Michael Snaer's buzzer beater set off an FSU celebration.|
The rematch of that game is tonight in Tallahassee, at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
“I think about it a lot,” Snaer said of his big moment. “It was a big shot for us and a special moment for me.”
In between Snaer and Smith’s shots, opposing teams have had some dramatic wins at Cameron, just not quite as time expired. Here are some of the more memorable victories for opponents at Cameron in the last 17 years:
* Jan. 28, 1995 – With Pete Gaudet coaching Duke and Billy Hahn coaching Maryland instead of an ill Gary Williams, Smith gave the Terrapins a 74-72 win with a tip-in at the buzzer. It put the finishing touches on Smith’s 40-point, 18-rebound effort.
* Dec. 8, 1996 – Michigan’s Robert Traylor scores on a dunk with 3 seconds left to lift the Wolverines to a 62-61 win over the Blue Devils.
* Feb. 1, 2001 – In Matt Doherty’s first game coaching against Duke, the Blue Devils’ Shane Battier fouled North Carolina’s Brendan Haywood with 1.2 seconds remaining. Haywood, who was a 48 percent free-throw shooter on the season, made both to give UNC an 85-83 win over Duke.
* Jan. 21, 2012 – After Duke’s Austin Rivers ties the score with 4.9 seconds left, Florida State gets the ball upcourt quickly, finding Snaer for a wide-open 3-pointer from the wing at the buzzer. Florida State wins 76-73.
-- Jack Daly