The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament's First Four also provided the first leg break of the postseason. It happened in Clemson's 70-52 victory over UAB in the play-in game. The incident occurred with 5:50 to go in the second half.
Clemson's Jerai Grant scored on a fast-break layup. UAB's point guard Aaron Johnson jumped in an attempt to deter Grant from making the basket. Johnson landed awkwardly on his right leg. His knee buckled and his right tibia snapped in too.
If you want to see the video of the incident in which he broke his leg, then click on the link below. The break happens with about ten seconds left on the video. It's sad to see the country's leading assist man (7.7 per game) finish his college basketball career like that. This wouldn't have happened if the NCAA hadn't picked UAB to participate in the play-in game; UAB should have been in the NIT.
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