Early candidate for dunk of the year (plus links to Arizona hoops coverage)by Anthony Gimino on Nov. 15, 2010, under Sports
The Arizona Wildcats basketball team has played only one game, and it might already have its signature highlight of the season.
The play came with 15:53 to play in the second half Saturday, as point guard MoMo Jones was pushing the ball up the right sideline, spotting Derrick Williams cutting toward the basket from the left side of the court.
The play ended with a back-to-the-basket, over-the-head throw-down.
“I called for the lob, and MoMo threw it,” Williams said after the 90-42 victory. “He actually jumped before he threw it. I was already coming down, so I just threw it behind my head. I didn’t know it went in until the crowd started cheering.”
More coverage of the Arizona-Idaho State game from those involved in the TucsonCitizen.com Sports Network:
Javier Morales, at WildcatSportsReport.com: Solomon Hill showing maturity beyond his years
Javier Morales, at TC.com: Eric Money returns to McKale Center after 20-year absence
Gimino, at TC.com: Arizona-Idaho State blog: Cats open with a rout
Gimino, at FoxSportsArizona.com: Yeah, but it was only Idaho State
Steve Rivera, at TC.com: Arizona coach Sean Miller goes with deep bench, could happen all season