Here’s something you don’t see every day.
Providence’s Clifton Moore stepped to the free throw line in the first half of their first round matchup against Kentucky on Friday. His first free throw attempt defied the laws of physics. Have a look at this sitter:
THE BALL GETS STUCK ON THE RIM ON A FREE THROWpic.twitter.com/PPzLNqw7ke— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) March 17, 2023
How? How does something like this happen? This initial looked like it was going to be a simple rim out at first, but it somehow gets stuck on the rim itself. There a multiple terms for this, including “sitter”, “neckball”, “wedgie”, and “ledgie”, but whatever you want to call it, it’s still strange. It counted as a missed free throw, but he did drain the next one.
Every point will be critical for the Friars as they trail the Wildcats near the end of the first half. Both teams are vying for a spot in the second round on Sunday, where they will face either Kansas State or Montana State.