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Napier game-winner against Florida up for "Play of the Year"

POSTED January 14, 2014
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

January 13, 2014 – CHICAGO – UConn senior guard Shabazz Napier’s game-winning jumper vs. Florida on Dec. 2 is nominated for the GEICO Play of the Year, Intersport announced today.

Each week for eight weeks, four incredible college basketball plays will be nominated as the GEICO Play of the Year. Each week’s winner will be determined by fan voting through the official Facebook page ( The eight finalists will compete in a week-long competition to determine the GEICO Play of the Year. The winner will be announced during the GEICO Best of College Basketball special which airs March 29 at 2 P.M. ET on CBS.

With only 17.7 seconds left and trailing Florida 64-63, Napier had to dribble out of trouble, missing a shot with less than three seconds remaining. Luckily, the ball bounced right back out to him, and Napier sank the buzzer-beating jumper as time expired. 

Napier’s game-winning jumper is competing against three other plays from week one, including a game-winning three by Dayton’s Jordan Sibert, a baseline slam over multiple defenders by West Virginia’s Terry Henderson and a huge dunk by Marquette’s Deonte Burton.

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