HOUSTON - Marc-Anthony Batts didn't think he was going to get the ball.
As he streaked down the far side of the court on a fast-break, with 99 points already on the scoreboard, Batts saw the court-length pass from Chuks Isitua go towards the basket. Underneath it was Darryl Brown, who caught it in the middle of the paint, while back-pedaling.
Brown's trajectory was going to take him out of bounds. So, instead of putting up an ill-advised shot directly under the basket he tossed it to Batts.
HOUSTON - The record fell in true Jack Yates fashion.
Off a steal, a long heave down the court was too far. Darryl Brown kept it from going out of bounds by tossing it back to Marc-Anthony Batts while mid-air. Batts stopped and jumped up for the two-handed aggressive slam dunk, which brought the crowd, including Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner, to their feet. It came with one minute and 40 seconds left in the third quarter.
"Our crowd is special," Yates coach Greg Wise said. "They back us as well as anybody in the country in terms of being there for us. For them to see that and then for the kids to enjoy it and for us to know we still have some things to do, it felt good."
It's kind of ironic there were 40 seconds on the clock, considering the last time Jack Yates broke this record it had stood for 40 years.