It has been a little over 20 years since it looked like Sean Woods had hit the shot with 2.1 seconds left in overtime to give Kentucky a monumental upset of Duke in the NCAA Tournament East Regional final only to have Christian Laettner hit the shot that still makes highlight reels to beat Kentucky.
But rather than dreading those memories, Woods embraces them. And that’s probably wise, since the new Morehead State coach acknowledges the first thing people bring up when they see him or meet him is that game. The way Woods sees it, he’s glad he made a contribution that makes people remember who he was because he made that shot.
“How many go through life and one day pass away and have not left a legacy? When you mention Sean, Richie (Farmer), Deron (Feldhaus), we are always going to be part of history. How many young men or women can say that?” said Woods, 42. “This will be remembered past my lifetime. I look at it as an honor and privilege to be mentioned and remembered for what happened in that great game.”