UMass Lowell’s Dontavious Smith Shatters Backboard On Missed Breakaway Dunk (Video)

by NESN Staff

November 24, 2015

Dontavious Smith is going to be on “SportsCenter,” but probably not for the reasons most athletes dream about.

The UMass Lowell freshman hoopster had a terrific chance at a highlight-reel breakaway dunk when the River Hawks played Wheelock College on Tuesday, but instead was stuffed by the rim — the result of which was a shattered backboard.

The break happened with 1:45 remaining in the first half, but caused an hour-long delay. After the backboard was installed, the teams played out the remainder of the first half before proceeding to the second.

UMass Lowell won the game 104-76.

H/t to CBS Sports

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