Tiny Gallon makes big noise

Fri, Jan 1
by Page 2

For some reason, you don't see this much anymore. And that's probably a good thing.

Oklahoma Sooners' Tiny Gallon -- 6 feet 9 and 270 pounds -- shattered a backboard in a 83-69 loss to Gonzaga Thursday night in Spokane, Wash.

Gonzaga's Robert Sacre had broken up an alley-oop pass intended for Gallon, and his momentum carried him above the rim. Gallon grabbed the rim on his way down, and the backboard shattered on top of him. There was a 52-minute delay.

Here's a little tidbit: It was the second time a backboard has been shattered at the Spokane Arena involving Gonzaga. Casey Calvary, who was in attendance Thursday, shattered a backboard Jan. 2, 2001, 11 minutes into the second half in a game against New Mexico. That led to a 42-minute delay.