David Duchovny narrates this inspirational account of Caltech’s 2006 basketball season (yes, the school has a team, and at the time of filming, the squad had not won in 21 years). The only thing that these future astrophysicists and captains of industry want is to win one game, but that may prove more difficult than solving the Riemann hypothesis. Film highlights include watching current Spurs coach Gregg Popovich discuss a long-ago loss to the Beavers, back when Pop was a young college coach, and the thick suspense of the team’s final game of the season—an overtime thriller. It’s a good thing nerds aren’t bad at free-throw shooting.
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