C-Webb called infamous timeout
April 5, 1993 - North Carolina won the NCAA Tournament, but the final will forever be remembered more for Chris Webber's blunder. NC led 73-71 when Webber, Michigan's All-American sophomore forward, rebounded Pat Sullivan's missed free throw with 19 seconds left.
Webber traveled, but no referee called it. Given a second chance, he hurriedly dribbled across midcourt, stopping in front of Michigan's bench. Then he signaled for a timeout with 11 seconds remaining. The only problem was that the Wolverines were out of timeouts.
Donald Williams hit two free throws after the technical and another two after a foul, wrapping up the Tar Heels' 77-71 victory in the Superdome in New Orleans.
After the game, Webber, who scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds, sat chagrined and thoroughly miserable in the locker room. "I just called the timeout and that probably cost us the game," he said.
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