Cal, the sixth seed in the Midwest region, managed to race out to an early 47-37 lead at halftime, over the second seeded Duke Blue Devils.
From there, Cal managed to push the lead all the way up to 70-53 with just over 13 minutes remaining in the second half. That's when Grant Hill and Bobby Hurley went to work to the tune of a 24-6 run to take the lead 77-76 with 2 minutes to play.
After receiving an inbounds pass, Jason Kidd drove past Thomas Hill and tried to make a pass underneath the basket, only for Hurley to get a hand on it and knock it away.
But then Kidd, who had followed the ball into traffic once it got knocked away, somehow came up with it and, in one motion as he was falling toward the court, flipped it up with his right hand over his shoulder, off the glass and through the net — while being fouled — to give Cal a 78-77 lead, one he would extend to 79-77 with the ensuing free throw. Lamont Murray would ice the game from the line moments later and the rest was history.
“Sometimes Coach K will bring it up and say, ‘This is the guy who ended our run.’"
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