Reliving The Magic Of “One Shining Moment” In 2010

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The Best Moments from the 2010 NCAA Tournament

The 2010 NCAA basketball tournament was one of the most exciting in recent history. From buzzer-beaters to upsets, the tournament had it all. But what most fans remember about that year’s tournament is the iconic “One Shining Moment” montage that aired after the championship game.

The Backstory

“One Shining Moment” was first introduced in 1987 as a way to capture the essence of the NCAA tournament. The montage features highlights from the entire tournament set to the tune of the song “One Shining Moment” by David Barrett. Since its debut, the montage has become a beloved tradition for basketball fans.

The 2010 Edition

The 2010 NCAA tournament was no exception, and the “One Shining Moment” montage that followed was one of the best. The montage showcased some of the tournament’s most memorable moments, including Butler’s improbable run to the championship game and Duke’s eventual victory over the Bulldogs.

The Top Moments

Some of the standout moments from the 2010 NCAA tournament that were featured in the “One Shining Moment” montage included:

1. Gordon Hayward’s half-court shot that almost won the championship for Butler

2. Ali Farokhmanesh’s game-winning three-pointer for Northern Iowa in the first round

3. Omar Samhan’s dominant performance for Saint Mary’s in the first round upset over Richmond

4. The thrilling finish to the Kansas State-Xavier game in the Sweet Sixteen

The Legacy of “One Shining Moment”

“One Shining Moment” has become a staple of the NCAA tournament, and fans eagerly anticipate its release every year. The montage has been parodied and imitated, but it remains a beloved tradition that captures the emotion and excitement of March Madness.


The 2010 NCAA tournament was a memorable one, and the “One Shining Moment” montage that followed was a fitting tribute to the excitement and drama of the tournament. As we look back on that year’s tournament, we can’t help but feel a sense of nostalgia for the magic of March Madness.