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Bird at the Buzzer: UConn, Notre Dame, and a Women's Basketball Classic
On March 6, 2001, the top two women’s college basketball teams in the nation, UConn and Notre Dame, played what was arguably the greatest game in the history of the sport. When UConn’s Sue Bird hit a twelve-foot pull-up jumper at the buzzer over national player of the year Ruth Riley in the Big East Tournament championship game, it marked the end of an epic contest that ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by University of Nebraska Press
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I so much wish that I had been able to see this game! But Goldberg does a excellent job of recapturing the atmosphere and surrounding of this epic game, even knowing the outcome. I loved the insights by the coaches and players. Auriemma and Taurasi were hilarious as always. The injury to Shea Ralph in the game was tragic, and I teared up at her anger, and I came to truly respect the Notre Dame team, a group of players I hadn't know much about. I didn't know about her before this book - what an ...more
Reading this book teleports you to the days leading up to the game, I felt as if I was there as a spectator on the stands. The incidents and events are well described in the book, and its worthy of such a great game. I hope whoever that loves Sue, Dee, and all the rest of the players of UCONN and Notre Dame will read this book as this is a special time in their lives. I just finished reading it and its WOW... this is why we love basketball.