This Miles Cartwright video is on the Internet, and boy is it a beauty.
It was late in the Ivy League showdown between Princeton and Penn, and with his team down by a rather sizable margin late in the game, Cartwright drove the lane and threw it down over the Tigers defense for the thunderous slam.
In the end, it was a highlight in the middle of a night to forget, as Penn fell to Princeton by the score of 70-58. With the win, the Tigers forced a one-game playoff between themselves and Harvard, with the winner going to the NCAA Tournament.
Isn't that the way it should be? Don't get me wrong, I love college basketball and the conference tournaments always provide excitement, but it takes away from the regular season for a Cinderella to come out of nowhere and win the tournament and get the automatic bid. In the Ivy League, the best team always makes it to the tournament and it just seems like a better way to do things.
Of course, the current system will never change, because those tournaments are money makers in every sense of the word and no one's going to get rid of something that's stuffing easy money into the pockets of the people who make the decisions.
At least we'll always have the Ivy League and an exciting showdown between the top two teams.