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Colorado State coach Ali Farokhmanesh will always be known as an NCAA tournament legend

Ali Farokhmanesh - now an assistant at CSU - hit one of the greatest shots in NCAA tournament history.
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Northern Iowa guard Ali Farokhmanesh (5) shoots over UNLV guard Oscar Bellfield (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, March 18, 2010, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — For as long as the NCAA basketball tournament exists, Ali Farokhmanesh knows what will happen every March.

No matter what city or school he is coaching at, he’ll be asked about that team. That NCAA tournament. That Sports Illustrated cover. That game.

That day — March 20, 2010 — when the name Ali Farokhmanesh became nationally known. The Kansas killer.

Farokhmanesh — now an assistant coach at Colorado State University — hit one of the shots that makes fans love March Madness, a late 3-pointer to boost No. 9-seeded Northern Iowa past overall No. 1-seed Kansas in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Farokhmanesh is asked to re-live those moments every year. He’ll smile every time he's asked.

Read more at the Coloradoan.com: https://bit.ly/2HGIEGN

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