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Ring-ing Endorsement

Updated: March 13, 2006, 11:27 AM ET
By Mike Puma | Special to ESPN.com

Signature Game

March 29, 1982 - After six trips to the Final Four without a championship, Dean Smith, having heard the whispers he couldn't win the big game, had his team in position for the NCAA title. With North Carolina trailing Georgetown by a point and 32 seconds remaining, Smith signaled for his team to call timeout.

"I didn't sense or feel any tension from them, although Michael [Jordan] said later he was so nervous the roof of his mouth was dry," Smith said.

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