Here’s an absolutely crazy sequence of events which happened during Big Ten action in Saturday night’s Maryland Terrapins-Northwestern Wildcats matchup.
The play starts off harmlessly enough.
After a rebound, Northwestern throws the ball up the court and tries a quick layup, which is promptly swatted away by Maryland’s Jake Layman. A two-on-one fast break quickly unfolds the other way, but Maryland turns the ball over. A four-on-two Northwestern fast break happens immediately after, and Layman blocks guard Bryant McIntosh. The ball returns to Maryland, which quickly goes on its own 3-2 fast break, but is ferociously rejected by Joey van Zegeren on a dunk attempt. The ball is quickly thrown the other way, and McIntosh looks like he’s throwing an alley-oop when the ball goes in the net. All of this happens in under 30 seconds.
If my description sounds confusing, watch the amazing play unfold for yourself.
Holy smokes is right. That’s 30 seconds of back and forth fast breaks, and something I don’t think we’ll see again for a long while.
The Terrapins ultimately defeated the Wildcats, 72-59, at Welsh-Ryan Arena behind Melo Trimble’s 24 points, but this game will ultimately be remembered for this unbelievable sequence.