March 29, 1982 – With 61,612 sets of eyes looking on from the seats of the Louisiana Superdome, North Carolina freshman Michael Jordan hit a 16-footer with 15 seconds left to play, pushing the Tar Heels past Georgetown 63-62 and giving Dean Smith his first NCAA championship. It also gave Jordan his first great moment on the national stage.
"That's the shot," Jordan remembered 20 years later. "Thats's the one that initiated everything."
Finale – 1982 NCAA Tournament. Georgetown vs North Carolina: