But what if UNCA had won that game? It certainly would have been the biggest victory for Coach Eddie Biedenbach at UNCA, and would have brought national attention and glory.
Alas, Biedenbach has decided to move on. But what if?
Here’s the Deadspin story that inspired the wishful thinking. It examines that UNCA vs. Syracuse blown call and goes from there:
In the second round of the 2012 NCAA tournament, 16th-seeded UNC-Asheville trailed top-seeded Syracuse by three points with 38.2 seconds remaining, Orange inbounding the ball. This was a big moment for the Bulldogs, and it would prove to be a big moment, too, for a man whose name and face you wouldn’t even recognize. In fact, what happened next in the game would stick with Eddie Corbett for weeks. There was a reason he’d always told his daughter to stay off SportsCenter and Facebook, wasn’t there?