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.