Wednesday night's biggest nonconference home game for the Gophers in years was already played in a super-hyped atmosphere.
Then Amir Coffey set Twitter afire when he wound up with his own rebound with under a minute to play in the first half and made the basket — while sitting on the Williams Arena court.
We've seen this sort of shot before. Blake Hoffarber of Hopkins became a household name in 2005 when, in the state championship game vs. Eastview, a loose ball wound up in his hands while he was sliding backward on his backside and he made the bucket to force a second overtime.
Hoffarber's shot, of course, had much more on the line (the Royals would go on to win the state title) and was from a severe angle.
It also won the future Gophers guard an ESPY.