An awful ULM shot.

Sports sometimes feature great calls of spectacular highlights, and they sometimes feature great calls of spectacular bloopers. Friday night’s first round of the Sun Belt tournament saw the latter, with a game between the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks and the South Alabama Jaguars featuring an absolutely terrible  shot (from three-point range, wide open, with the shooter double-clutching on getting it off) off the top of the backboard with a call that summed it up well. Here’s that shot, from Warhawks’ guard Marco Morency, which came with three seconds left on the shot clock:

The “Wow, what was that?!” really does come with an appropriate amount of disdain for how bad that shot was. And the subsequent just-the-facts play-by-play of “A shot to beat the buzzer, high off the backboard. That will be a shot-clock violation” was appropriate too. As per Daniel Ormsby’s Eye on Sky and Air Sports listings, the scheduled announcers for this game were Matt Stewart and Nate Ross, with the “What was that?” appearing to come from analyst Ross (cross-checking with his voice on previous highlights). His commentary here was gold. And this did see a whole lot of Twitter discussion as one of the worst shots ever:

That really is a good question. That’s going to be a highlight that will live in infamy for a while. At least it got a good call. And, for the record, ULM lost 80-72, so at least they won’t have to try to continue in this tournament while being roasted for that shot.

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Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.