GREENSBORO, N.C.-- The University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) is headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001.
Back then -- it took a buzzer beater in the SOCON tournament from David Schuck to beat Chattanooga 67 to 66.
17 years is a long time, but that's how long it has been since UNC-Greensboro punched its ticket to the big dance.
It's the dream for many kids. Two seconds to go. Game on the line. Your number is called.
In 2001, David Schuck answered the call.
"So glad I made it. If I didn't make it I wouldn't be here talking to you," said Schuck.
We caught up with him today as he helped coach an AAU basketball team in Greensboro.
Schuck's made shot -- sent the Spartans to the NCAA tournament for just the second time in program history.
Something -- he will never forget.
"It's something special. I don't know how to describe it, but -- it's not what you're thinking about when you're in the timeout -- when you're making the move you're not thinking about it-- but when it goes in that's just the best feeling," said Schuck.
Shuck say this year's team has the makings of something special.
"I'd hate to be the other team on the other side next week when they play. They really have a lot of experience, a lot of size, their defense is amazing, their coaching is top notch. The coaching staff did a great job. They have all the pieces to make a run in this tournament," said Schuck.
As for advice? Shuck says two things.
Remember it, and enjoy it.
"It''s something they'll remember for the rest of their lives. They'll talk about it 15-20 years from now with each other, they'll tell their kids about it. You gotta enjoy it. It's something special, and it's so hard to get into this tournament. When you do -- you need to enjoy it," said Schuck.
Schuck says he's planning to travel to wherever the Spartans end up playing.
We'll find out where that is -- on Sunday.