Day 1 of the 2018 NCAA Tournament featured some thrilling finishes and entertaining moments, with Loyola-Chicago’s dramatic upset win over Miami topping the list.
But Texas Tech freshman guard Zhaire Smith treated fans to the best highlight-reel play of the tourney so far.
Smith caught a pass while in the air in the first quarter of Thursday’s matchup against Stephen F. Austin, with his back to the rim. He then did a 180 spin and slammed the ball home — capping off a spectacular alley oop.
It’s going to be hard for other players to top that today.