If you’ve never seen a 360 alley-oop dunk completed in a game, you have now thanks to Texas Tech guard Zhaire Smith.
After Tech senior Keenan Evans picked up a steal near mid-court during his team’s NCAA tournament matchup against Stephen F. Austin, he immediately looked up-court and found Smith streaking toward the basket. This was the spectacular result:
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Smith’s body control on the play was pretty unbelievable. Here are a few other angles of the freshman’s fantastic finish, which is something you usually only see in a dunk contest:
The Evans-to-Smith connection gave the Red Raiders their first lead of the first half after the Lumberjacks, the No. 14 seed in the East region, jumped out on No. 3 Tech early.
Texas Tech still had to rally late to get by the 14th-seeded Lumberjacks, but it closed strong for a 70-60 win.
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