Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller prefers to call it “The Pass.” Everyone else around college basketball knows it by the call from ESPN’s Bill Raftery: “Send it in, Jerome!”
It’s still one of the most replayed college basketball dunks off all-time.
Miller, a freshman point guard leading a fast break for the Pitt Panthers, delivers a pass from the middle of the court to 6-foot-6 power forward Jerome Lane, racing in from the right wing. Lane finishes with a thunderous one-handed dunk over a Providence player, shattering the backboard.
“A lot of people call it ‘The Dunk;’ it’s definitely ‘The Pass,’” Miller said with a smile Tuesday at his weekly news conference. “The dunk wouldn’t have happened if the pass didn’t happen.”