‘That’s a First’: Protruding Nail in Basketball Court Pauses Big 12 Tournament Game

Fox Sports Programming Editor Simon Gibbs Tweeted a photo of the protruding nail as shown on ESPN March 9.
Fox Sports Programming Editor Simon Gibbs Tweeted a photo of the protruding nail as shown on ESPN March 9.

A nail sticking up from the court became an unwelcome point guard at a Big 12 Tournament Game March 9.

The game between Baylor and Iowa State was briefly paused late in the second half as a nail protruding from the basketball court at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Mo., was hammered back down, Fox News reported.

“That’s a first,” ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla said during the broadcast as both teams took a free timeout.

With the court fixed, the rest of the game was fortunately able to involve more nail-biting than nail-hammering as Iowa State defeated Baylor 78-72.


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