- The first day of March Madness had an unlikely hero in an Indiana cheerleader.
- After a ball got stuck on top of a backboard, the players and ref failed to retrieve it.
- Enter the cheerleader who was hoisted up and recovered the ball to the delight of everybody watching.
While many were waiting for a buzzer-beater to be the first major highlight of March Madness, it turned out to be a cheerleader.
After a ball got stuck on the backboard during the matchup between 5-seed Saint Mary’s and 12-seed Indiana, the players and officials seemed lost as to what to do.
First a player tried to reach the ball with a mop and failed.
The ref was then reluctant to let a player risk injury by climbing on a chair. so he tried himself … and failed.
The world needed a hero.
Enter an Indiana cheerleader to save the day.
Andy Katz quickly caught up with our new hero and asked her about the situation.
—March Madness Men’s Basketball TV (@MM_MBB_TV) March 18, 2022