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Watch: UMKC’s Deshon Taylor makes ‘SportsCenter’ top play with three-point heave

Deshon Taylor saved a ball from going out of bounds and heaved it toward the basked in one motion late in UMKC’s WAC Tournament semifinal Friday night. The shot went in.
Deshon Taylor saved a ball from going out of bounds and heaved it toward the basked in one motion late in UMKC’s WAC Tournament semifinal Friday night. The shot went in. Screenshot via Western Athletic Conference webcast

UMKC was starting to rally in its WAC Tournament semifinal game against Seattle on Friday night in Las Vegas when Deshon Taylor hit the jackpot with a improbable three-pointer.

With the Roos trailing 64-52 and 1:42 to play, Taylor made the No. 1 play of the night on “SportsCenter.”

A rebound was tipped long, headed out of bounds near the three-point elbow. Taylor jumped for the ball and heaved it over his shoulder with his back turned to the basket.

Swish. Taylor’s save turned into a three-pointer that cut the Seattle lead to 64-55.

The Roos couldn’t get closer in the final minute, however, and lost 69-63.

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