Without NCAA tournament, broadcaster creates one-man ‘One Shining Moment’ highlight reel

We’ve been without basketball for weeks now. It’s tough going, but thankfully, there are creative forces that are providing a sense of nostalgia.

Brandon Gaudin, who has voiced national sports broadcasts for Fox, the Big Ten Network and Westwood One, created an homage to the finale March Madness classic “One Shining Moment.”

Filmed while quarantined, Gaudin dons jerseys and suit jackets, showing the highs and lows of a tournament from the perspective of each element that makes the annual tournament must-see TV.

“Even though we didn’t get the tournament, we still need One Shining Moment. And here it is. All from right inside my apartment,” Gaudin tweeted.

Making his Final Four were Kansas, Dayton, Michigan State and Florida State. In Gaudin’s hypothetical, Michigan State knocks off Kansas for the national title.

In USA TODAY Sports’ simulation of the NCAA bracket, Kansas edges Dayton in the championship game. Michigan State reached the Elite Eight.

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