The Other Buzzer-Beater

18 Mar 2018

Jordan Poole hit the biggest 3-pointer of the NCAA tournament so far to unexpectedly lift Michigan past Houston. It’s early Sunday, but already this highlight has been shown more times than a naked host on Westworld.  What you won’t see is the 3-point buzzer-beater by Seton Halls’s Myles Powell versus Kansas—because it only mattered to the bookies and the GridCard. Seton Hall miraculously covered and, as the Grid Card Index (GCI) indicates, eighty-one GridCard points changed hands on that shot.

Powell’s bomb and heavy betting on the Spurs, Villanova, and Duke helped rookie Marta (45)--who signed-in just days ago--post the second perfect game in as many weeks. MMc (31) won the ProGrid Tour, bested only by Marta and btninja (34) while GB55 (31), Jodyann, (30), and Kevin K (29) all put up Qualifying Scores.

But the story here is a rookie performance by Marta that can never be surpassed. What will she put up in the Second Game? 50?