Greg Miller puts up a shot as Roman Muller fights for rebounding position in a 1989 game. Miller and Muller were two of nine seniors on the 1990 team that went to the Sweet 16. This photo was printed in the March 21, 1989 Daily News edition.
Band of brothers
Ball State’s 1989-90 men’s basketball team was more than the greatest in school history
Up two, 13 seconds left. The pass goes inside to center Felton Spencer. Louisville is trying to tie the game up by giving the ball to its 7-foot leading scorer.
Ball State’s center Curtis Kidd contests the shot with arms extended high. The ball bounces high off the glass and hits the rim before it’s snatched out of the air by soaring guard Chandler Thompson. Louisville is forced to foul with seven ticks remaining.
Thompson steps up to the line after a timeout. He misses off the back of the iron. The rebound goes to Spencer.
Six. Spencer hands the ball off to guard Keith Williams.
Five. Williams accelerates toward midcourt.
Four. He crosses the timeline and cuts to the right wing.
Three. He passes to guard Everick Sullivan in the right corner.
Two. Sullivan lets a three-pointer fly for the win.
One. The ball hangs in the air as the crowd lets out a gasp.
Zero. It clangs off the rim, and the 12 seeded Ball State Cardinals celebrate a 62-60 win to put them in the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history.
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