There is nothing better than the crisp, ballistic artistry of a cleverly crafted and perfectly executed game. And yet that is much better:
This is the state of Missouri, who left Illinois State five minutes behind with 13 seconds, breaking the inbounds pass and forcing a scramble on the ground, in which each player on each side apparently touched the loose ball. In the end it landed in the hands of guard Jarred Dixon – the last defender – who made it from the half court.
Such was the wonderful mess under the bear's basket.