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Napier’s Buzzer-Beater Among Nominees For Play Of The Year

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Shabazz Napier hits the game-winning shot as time expires against Florida, Dec. 2, 2013. (Photo by Stephen Slade)

Shabazz Napier hits the game-winning shot as time expires against Florida, Dec. 2, 2013. (Photo by Stephen Slade)

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UConn fans thrilled to senior guard Shabazz Napier’s game-winning jumper in the UConn-Florida game December 2.  Now the play has been nominated for the “GEICO Play of the Year.”

Intersport announced the contest.  Each week for eight weeks,  fans will have an opportunity to vote on the most exciting play,  at the competition’s Facebook page.   Then the eight winners will compete for Play of the Year.

The winning play will be announced at 2:00 p.m. March 29 during the Final Four Weekend on CBS television.

Voting in the current round is open until January 20.  Besides Napier’s performance,  the current round of voting includes plays by Jordan Sibert of Dayton, Terry Henderson of West Virginia and Deonte Burton of Marquette.

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