I have an 87 tshirt encore, encore Tigers to the Final four signed on the back by every member of the team and staff after we lost @ au by 40 on the last day of the regular season!!! Nikita broke my heart that year!!
I can definitely relate. I was near in tears after that miss; and then I went outside and shot that turnaround jumper in the driveway for hours
. Nothing random, no fancy dribbling, I kept running to the crack in the pavement I thought was the right spot, back to the goal, and went up turning to the left. Over and over until my shoulder damn near fell off.
I could make 50 in a row after awhile...
it's great what loving sports can do for a kid. Too bad I had no height, cuz I was ready to hit that shot for the Tigers whenever they needed.