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Posts from 2011 June 27

By Brendan Loy

All-time March Madness hero Lorenzo Charles, of “They won it! On the dunk!” fame, has died in a bus accident at age 47.

Charles’s signature basket was memorialized, among countless other places, in the third verse of my Battle Hymn of the Underdog:

Glory, glory, Cinderella!
Glory, glory, Cinderella!
Glory, glory, Cinderella!
The Madness marches on!

I have read the breathless headlines scream, “It’s late, it’s Tate, it’s great!”
I have witnessed the impossible, watched plays that cheated fate
Like the airball that became a winning dunk for N.C. State
The Madness marches on!

Here’s a better, longer YouTube clip with two minutes of highlights from the whole game. (YouTube wouldn’t let me embed it.) Or, you can watch the entire game here

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