The rest of college basketball has all season to try and match this one.
Adam Morrison set a tournament record with 43 points and No. 8 Gonzaga beat No. 12 Michigan State, 109-106, in triple overtime last night in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii.
If the game was played in March instead of late November, it would have gone down as one of the sport's classics. It still should.
"I can think of Final Fours that weren't this good," Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo said. "This will come back to help us some time this year as long as we don't let it get us down."
Pick a point and there was something to marvel about.
There were 13 lead changes in the final 7 minutes 30 seconds of regulation, four in the final 1:14. Maurice Ager of Michigan State tied it at 80 at the final buzzer of regulation with his fifth three-pointer over the final 7:10.
The first overtime ended with Gonzaga having a chance to win, but the Bulldogs missed three shots in the final nine seconds.
The second overtime ended with the officials putting 0.9 of a second back on the clock after a Michigan State turnover just, but Gonzaga couldn't take advantage.
Then, finally, Morrison made two free throws with 19 seconds left in the third overtime to give Gonzaga (3-0) the lead for good at 107-106.
Michigan State freshman Goran Suton missed a layup with 4.6 seconds left. Derek Raivio made two free throws without time going off the clock for a three-point lead that held up.
* CONNECTICUT 79, ARIZONA 70: Denham Brown scored 17 points and the No. 3 Huskies held the No. 9 Wildcats without a field goal for a five-minute stretch of the second half to win in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational.
U-Conn. (3-0) will meet No. 8 Gonzaga in today's championship game.
Freshman point guard Craig Austrie had 15 points for Connecticut, and senior center Hilton Armstrong had a career-high 14 points and eight rebounds.
The Huskies led by 10 late in the first half and were up 41-34 at halftime as they handled the ball much better than they did in the opening-round win over Arkansas when they committed 23 turnovers.
Connecticut had a big advantage at the free throw line, making 30 of 35, while the Wildcats were 12 of 22.
* BUCKNELL 74, SYRACUSE 69: Kevin Bettencourt scored 20 points and keyed a late 13-2 run as the Bison rallied past the No. 17 Orange in Syracuse, N.Y. It was the first win for Bucknell (2-0) in nine meetings with Syracuse (3-2) and sent the Orange to its second straight loss.
Charles Lee had 18 points and Chris McNaughton had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bison. Demetris Nichols led Syracuse with 19 points, Gerry McNamara had 18 and Terrence Roberts had 12 and 11 rebounds.
* TEXAS 68, IOWA 59: LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out and helped the No. 2 Longhorns (4-0) erase a seven-point halftime deficit to beat the No. 18 Hawkeyes (3-1) in the championship game of the Guardians Classic in Kansas City, Mo.
* KENTUCKY 80, WEST VIRGINIA 66: Patrick Sparks scored 25 points and led an early 20-0 run that carried the No. 7 Wildcats past the No. 13 Mountaineers in the consolation game of the Guardians Classic.
Kentucky (3-1) turned an early 9-2 deficit into a 22-9 lead in the first half with Sparks hitting three three-pointers, and West Virginia (2-2) spent the rest of the game trying to catch up.
* BOSTON COLLEGE 92, BUFFALO 63: Jared Dudley scored 20 points to help the No. 10 Eagles survive an off night by preseason all-American Craig Smith and win at home.
* ILLINOIS 93, TEXAS SOUTHERN 59: Dee Brown scored 14 points and James Augustine added 13 to lead the No. 15 Illini to a rout at home.
Illinois (3-0) was in control after the first two minutes and later led by 41 points.
* WASHINGTON 90, IDAHO 67: Jamal Williams scored 16 points and Brandon Roy added 14 to help the No. 25 Huskies (5-0) extend the nation's longest home-court winning streak to 27.