GIF: Nnanna Egwu Dislodges Basketball with a Broomstick in Last Night's OSU-Illinois Game

By Nicholas Jervey on January 24, 2014 at 11:15a

The brickfest last night between Ohio State and Illinois culminated in a shot wedging the basketball behind the backboard. Illinois's Nnanna Egwu, as the tallest player on the court, was given a broomstick to dislodge the ball. After three misses, the fourth time was the charm.

Just remember: a nationally televised game watched by millions can come to a screeching halt so a 6'11" guy can poke a ball with a stick.

Source: @_MarcusD_

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RBuck's picture

Slam wouldn't need a broomstick.

Long live the southend.

JollyFatMan's picture

Probably just hit it with his knee. 

How firm thy friendship..

buckeyefanatic's picture

That is what we were yelling behind the bench - SAM JUMP UP THERE AND GET IT!!

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GoBucksToledo's picture

Does anyone else feel that it was a cruel injustice that Egwu fouled out after he resscued the ball so they could finish the game?

PittBuckeye's picture

It would have been cruel if he fouled out, then had to come dislodge the ball.

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Its cruel that his parents named him Nnanna Egwu...

VestedInterest's picture

Pretty unfortunate that it took his big ass four tries...

ScarletNGrey01's picture

What, no love for Smith Jr. for pulling off that one in a million shot?

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