Arizona's Sean Elliott shoots a jumper against Duke during the Fiesta Classic at McKale Center, Tucson, on Dec. 30, 1987.

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Tied 70-70 against Duke in a February 1989 made-for-TV game at the New Jersey Meadowlands, No. 2 Arizona climbed to No. 1 when Elliott swished a 3-pointer in the final 30 seconds to beat the No. 9 Blue Devils 77-75 as Elliott became the national player of the year. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.