While it’s certainly admirable for a defender to make a concerted effort to prevent a powerful dunk, there are times when it’s better to make a “business decision” and move on to the next play.
During the second half of Thursday’s first round matchup between East No. 6 Maryland and No. 11 Belmont, Belmont senior wing Dylan Windler was caught in a tough spot as he was the only person between Maryland’s Jalen Smith and the rim. This didn’t end well for the senior, who was also called for the foul.
Smith was outstanding down the stretch as the Terrapins won, 79-77, to advance to the second round where No. 3 LSU awaits.