Siena's Willem Brandwijk slammed a reverse dunk in warm-ups before the Saints' game against Canisius Friday night. The basket was not ready for it:
MBB: Willem Brandwijk just did this to the backboard at the Koessler Center with 2-hand pregame reverse jam. pic.twitter.com/Xfl1R12fAe— Siena Saints (@SienaSaints) January 16, 2015
Siena player dunks and basketball hoop crashed down and shattered in warm ups. Game delayed pic.twitter.com/4GBFONWPfO— James P McCoy (@jmccoyphoto) January 16, 2015
The game was delayed for an hour as the facilities crew put in a new backboard. Unfortunately, the Saints didn't hit the basket much during the game -- they lost 83-49, with Brandwijk going 0-for-4 from the field and 1-for-4 from the line. Coach Jimmy Patsos was fatalistic after the game:
"The reason the backboard broke," Siena coach Jimmy Patsos said, "is, like, everything in our program has broke this year. The final exclamation point was the backboard breaking. They came down and said a backboard broke, and I said, 'It had to be ours.' They go, 'Of course it is.'"