I was in the 1st Infantry. We were based at Fort Riley. Manhattan KS. 1975. I went to a party to watch the the game. I’m surprised I made it out alive. I remember like it was yesterday.SU's first Final Four was in 1975. To get there, SU needed 3 buzzer beaters. The first against Lasalle was one that actually did not happen. The game was neck and neck and was tied with seconds left. Lasalle had the ball and got it inside to Joe Bryant (Kobe's dad) who somehow missed the easy layup for the win, sending the game into overtime. My recollection of the overtime period is a little sketchy due to hyperventilation, but I do know for sure that SU won and went on to the Regional Semi's to face UNC. UNC was expected to walk away with it, but SU kept it close and was down 76 to 75 after a Chris Sease jumper with about 25 seconds left. No way were we getting the ball back without some sort of divine intervention. SU slapped on the full court press and UNC threw the inbounds pass out of bounds giving SU one last shot to win it. SU got the ball inbounds, ran clock then got the ball inside to Rudy Hackett with seconds left. The entire UNC team fell for the decoy and collapsed on him. Hackett calmly passed the ball out to the wide open Jimmy Lee who even more calmly sank the 20 footer ("The Shot Heard 'Round the World" as Joel Marieness called it) with seconds left to give SU the win. I was at my girlfriends dorm room on the 10th floor of Haven Hall watching the game on her Philco black and white portable TV. I swear, the entire play happened in slow motion and the entire Campus (City?) went deathly quiet as the shot left Lee's hand and slowly, slowly arched towards the basket, then swish the ball goes through the hoop, then total pandemonium - A prelude to what happened on Campus on April 7, 2003. In the Regional Final, SU faced the Kansas State Wildcats and sharpshooter Chuckie Williams. The game was tied near the end and Kansas State had the ball for the last shot. You just knew Williams would take the last shot, which he did from the corner and of course made to give Kansas State the 2 point lead with 5 seconds left. SU inbounded the ball to Jimmy Williams (aka "Bug"), who streaked down the court, fed the ball inside to Hackett, who bobbled, recovered, put up the shot, (the same one we saw Joe Bryant miss a week earlier) ball rolls around the rim then in at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. Now those were some heart stopping buzzer beaters.