Out in transition, striding at a full-steam sprint, nothing but a wide-open basket ahead; there is no better moment to ignite the crowd with an awe-inspiring jam.
Wisconsin's Khalil Iverson felt the stage was set for a highlight-reel play.
That's why, while the audience held its breath and the bench got to its feet, he rocketed off the hardwood, wound up the ball and...
...caught the edge of the rim—empty-handed.
Unfortunately for Iverson, his arm completed what would have been a tremendous windmill, but his fingers, losing the grip on the ball, simply wouldn't listen.
A moment of silence for all of that instant's intense potential.