NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - The plays took place 869 days and 1172 miles apart.
Both were program defining moments, and both happened against North Carolina.
As Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacano passed to Kris Jenkins for what proved to be a buzzer-beating, National Championship-winning three-pointer Monday night, Belmont fans had to think to themselves, "I've seen that play before."
For on November 17, 2013, Belmont head coach Rick Byrd called "Trailer Pitch," and point guard Reece Chamberlain found J.J. Mann for the game-deciding three-pointer.
Just take a look at how similar the sequences transpired:
(1:21 on the timing bar here)