Peyton Siva advanced to the finals for the GEICO Play of the Year.
Feb. 6, 2012
CHICAGO - University of Louisville men's basketball junior guard Peyton Siva advanced to the finals of the 2012 GEICO Play of the Year, Intersport announced Monday.
Early in the season, the Cardinals played Vanderbilt in a back-and-forth non-conference battle. With only a few seconds remaining, the game was tied in overtime and Siva had the ball at the top of the key. The veteran guard used a nasty crossover to get by his man and finished with a twisting lay-up with only one second remaining to give the Cardinals the 62-60 win. To view the play on YouTube, click here.
Each week for eight weeks, four incredible college basketball plays will be nominated as the Play of the Year on the GEICO Best of College Basketball Facebook page. Fans can vote to determine the GEICO Play of the Year, and the winner will be announced on GEICO presents Best of College Basketball 2012 on CBS March 25 at 1 p.m. ET.
Fans are encouraged to vote once a day on the GEICO Play of the Year Facebook page.
In addition to recognizing the season's top plays, the one-hour CBS special will relive the season's greatest moments, players and traditions. The show also marks the culmination of the GEICO Best of 2012 Basketball Tour, an interactive fan experience that visits 10 marquee games throughout the basketball season.
Siva joins Lindsey Wilson's Chase Spreen, Indiana's Christian Watford, Purdue's Robbie Hummel and Oral Roberts Damen Bell-Holter as this year's first five finalists.
Visit facebook.com/BestofCollegeBasketball for highlights of the GEICO Play of the Year finalists and to vote on the current week's nominees.
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