In the closing moments of the first half of Maryland’s matchup against West Virginia on Sunday, the Terrapins owned a 35-22 lead and had the ball for one last shot. But they were the entire length of the court from the basket.
Luckily for them, that was plenty of time and distance for guard Destiny Slocum, who hit one of the most improbable shots of the year.
Getting the inbound pass from just beyond the 3-point arc on the Terps’ end of the floor, Slocum tossed an overhead, 70-foot heave that hit nothing but net as it came down.
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Here’s another look at Slocum’s shot, which will definitely top highlight reels across the nation.
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The basket gave the Terrapins a 38-22 lead at halftime, and Maryland jumped out to a 50-27 lead over West Virginia in the third quarter.
The No. 3-seeded Terrapins easily hopped over the No. 6-seeded Mountaineers, 83-56, and into the Sweet 16. And they’ll ride some big momentum into the next round of the Big Dance.
Last season, Maryland was bounced in the second round as a 2 seed, by 7-seed Washington.
FINAL: #3 Maryland 83, #6 West Virginia 56
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