The Belmont Bruins upset the 12th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels in Sunday’s Hall Of Fame Tip Off, winning 83-80. Now, a lot of sports analysts and people with eyeballs will tell you the difference-maker was a 3-pointer from Bruins senior J.J. Mann with 13.1 seconds to go, but I disagree.
The difference-maker, as it should always be, was a guy who decided to sing ‘Wrecking Ball’ by Miley Cyrus during a James McAdoo free throw attempt. Uh, in the 1st. When Belmont was up 18-16.
I don’t care. This is deeper than your precious “metrics.” This is true college sports intangibles, and the most important lesson we can take from it is that if you want a college-age guy to brick a free-throw, remind him of Billy Ray’s naked daughter.
This should become Belmont’s thing. I want to see Duke try to sink free-throws while everybody in the crowd does Drake Hands.