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.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) January 3, 2016
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.