During the under 16 minute TV timeout in Monday night’s game between No. 22 SMU and No. 13 Gonzaga, a Gonzaga student named Brad hit a half-court shot to win $500.
Doesn’t seem too newsworthy, right? I mean, this happens quite often at midnight madnesses and other games throughout the year. Only thing is Brad’s wild shot bounced off the top of the backboard and headed toward the rafters before gravity brought it through the bottom of the net.
His shot had a little Don Nelson in Game 7 of the 1969 NBA Finals to it.
What makes this all the more amazing is that this isn’t even the most ridiculous half-court shot someone has made inside the McCarthey Athletic Center this season. Kyle Wiltjer still holds that title (and a world record).