UConn’s Kemba Walker Breaks Some Ankles Before Draining Game-Winner (Video)
Most expected today’s Big East quarterfinal game between No. 19 Connecticut and No. 3 Pittsburgh to be an entertaining one, and the two teams did not disappoint.
With ten seconds remaining and the game tied 74-74, UConn’s Kemba Walker had both the ball and the game in his hands. The junior guard took the final shot with no time remaining on the clock, and nailed it, but not before breaking the ankles of Pitt center Gary McGhee, twice.
McGhee barely kept his balance on the first crossover, but he couldn’t stay on his feet after the second, crashing to the ground before watching Walker hit the game-winning jumper as UConn advance to the semi-finals of the Big East tournament. There they will face either St. John’s or Syracuse in what should be another entertaining match-up Friday night.
As for the Panthers, they are one-and-done in the Big East tournament, but the extra rest should give McGhee plenty of time to heal his broken ankles before the Big Dance next week.
Here is a look at the final play of the game.