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UConn's Shabazz Napier Sends Michigan State Defender to Floor with Crossover

Bleacher Report
Kyle NewportFeatured Columnist IVDecember 29, 2016

Connecticut's Shabazz Napier has the ability to make any defender look foolish, and Michigan State's Denzel Valentine learned that the hard way on Sunday.

Napier used a slick behind-the-back move to send Valentine to the floor in the first half of the Elite Eight matchup. However, Valentine was able to get back on his feet quickly and help keep the Huskies from scoring on the play.

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