It is funny that when the football team was struggling on defense last season, many fans felt that the basketball season did not come quick enough. Now the fortune has turned. Perhaps we need to have something else (e.g. hockey maybe?) to cheer about between the two.
I have always been curious on this: if a shot blocker can jump that high to block the shot like Sam did there, why don't they simply tip it to themselves (i.e. similarly to what players sometimes do when grabbing a rebound) instead of blocking it away to allow the opposing team to pick up the ball? Is such play a violation?