Big Ten tournament: Gus Johnson calls the Illinois buzzer-beater


Illini players envelope Brandon Paul after his game-winning buzzer beater. (Nam Y. Huh / AP)

At 2 p.m. on a Thursday, Gus Johnson calls a buzzer beater, as Illinois beats Minnesota 51-49 in the Big Ten tournament.

What could be better?

(Listen while you can or just go to the Gus Johnson soundboard. This is Johnson’s only foray into hoops because he’s preparing to call soccer games for Fox.)Also, Gus Johnson and the name Trevor Mbakwe were made for each other.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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Cindy Boren · March 14, 2013