Bizarre basket

College basketball has produced any number of uniquely memorable shots over the years many of them long-range missles that banked in at the buzzer. One that was neither long nor especially important stands out as this season's grand prize winner.

Responsible for the wonderfully spontaneous play was Southern California's Dwight Anderson, who made a split-second decision to shoot rather than simply retrieve a ball going out of bounds. That he was airborne beyond the base line enhanced the degree of difficulty. His well-lofted shot cleared the backboard and dropped cleanly through the basket on the other side.

The hoop, which came in the first half of the Trojans' final regular season game against Washington, did not directly influence the outcome. It did, however , cause the home crowd to buzz for minutes afterwards. USC went on to win and secure a berth in the NCAA tournament.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK