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This Day In History: Evan Turner hits game-winning, half-court shot

Relive the magical moment when Ohio State guard Evan Turner made a half-court shot to defeat the Michigan Wolverines in the Big Ten Tournament on March 12, 2010.

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Do you remember Ohio State point guard Evan Turner? | Photo via Wikicommons

If you are an Ohio State basketball fan, the Big Ten Tournament always brings back memories of Evan Turner.

Turner was a leader throughout his three seasons, and the epitome of that can be found in his final campaign in the Big Ten Tournament on March 12, 2010.

The Buckeyes were facing Michigan, and both were co-champions of the regular season. The game was a battle, with both teams swapping leads throughout until the final second. In fact, with 2.2 seconds left on the clock, Michigan nailed a jump shot to put them up 68-66.

Then, the unthinkable happened. Turner got the ball and launched a shot from nearly half-court just a millisecond before the buzzer went off. Against all odds, the shot went in and the Buckeyes won.

The Buckeyes went on to win the Big Ten Tournament that year, and Turner was named Big Ten MVP for both the regular season and the tournament.

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