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Watch this clip from “Miracle 3”

Last week, we told you about “Miracle 3,” ESPN Film’s documentary about the tornado that hit the Georgia Dome during the 2008 SEC Tournament. It’s the next installment in the SEC Storied series, and chronicles the events that happened after the storm hit that night and the SEC was forced to move the remainder of the Tournament to Georgia Tech. “Miracle 3” will premiere on Sunday, March 3, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

Enjoy the clip below, in which Mitch Barnhart, former Georgia head coach Dennis Felton, and former Georgia guard Billy Humphrey discuss the ordeal and the challenges of possibly playing two games in one day:

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14 Comments for Watch this clip from “Miracle 3”



  1. go cats
    10:46 am February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Miracle #1 was UK hiring a coach who actually instructed a player to block a free throw



  2. ukcatsfan2
    10:59 am February 27, 2013 Permalink

    of course, we all know how THAT miracle turned out!



  3. Wall2Cousins
    11:27 am February 27, 2013 Permalink

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSGJHcStXLA

    Here is video live of when the storm hit Atlanta:



  4. Courtney
    11:35 am February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Looking forward to watching this, We would have won the SEC that year if that goofy tornado hadn’t hit!



  5. UKBlue
    12:01 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    This also comes on ESPN Sunday at 5 PM.



  6. Laker Cat 18
    12:15 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone know why this is called “Miracle 3?”



  7. Big Blue Coming At You
    12:18 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Remember it all too well because it screwed over UK having to wait for so long just to be told the game was postponed. Then they had to play an early game and another game the same day. UK had no chance.



  8. Lafman
    12:19 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    #6 It was called the Miracle three because the Alabama guy who hit the sent the game to OT. Had he not the game would have ended in enough time to send people from Miss State and Alabama(who didn’t want to stay and watch the UK-GA nightcap) out onto the street just as the tornado hit.Goes without saying that would have been a disaster. Anybody wonder had UK beaten Georgia the next at Ga. Tech how Billy G would have gotten any practice time in between games??



  9. Lafman
    12:20 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Sorry the Alabama guy who hit the 3 to send the game into OT



  10. Big Blue Coming At You
    12:26 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    6. Probably because that’s the tournament Georgia won. They won 3 games straight with two in the same day which got them the auto bid for the NCAA tournament.



  11. Al's IndiCats
    12:37 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Actually the tornado that hit the Georgia Dome that night was a way God was telling the BBN to get rid of the coach we had.



  12. JPS
    1:02 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Just for the record, it’s not true to say that playing two games in the same day in the SEC tournament ‘hadn’t been done before’.

    In the 1940’s and early 50’s (until the tournament was suspended), that was pretty standard.

    http://www.bigbluehistory.net/bb/Statistics/gamesectourney.html



  13. dto
    4:24 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Yea thanks for SEC for making me drive 8 hours to Atlanta to watch the game at stats. They failed in how they handled letting people into GA Tech Gym.

    It was freaking crazy in the dome that night though, the hanging video board was swaying and it sounded like a train was right now top of us. The temporary bleachers on the other side of the court was shaking real bad and people were just running to get off of them. Then the section ripped open and it got real cool in the dome. and it wont be something I will ever forget.



  14. dto
    4:26 pm February 27, 2013 Permalink

    Everyone was lucky that the game before us went to overtime or there would have been alot of people hurt or killed. The damage outside was nuts, the congress centers glass was all busted out and water so flowing down the steps and escalators.