Sports
1:28 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Insult to (metaphorical) injury: Duke's Smith performs stunning crossover on Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr.

Above: Duke's Nolan Smith performs a crossover on Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr.

How do you explain something like that to your dad?

Not only did the University of Michigan lose to the Duke Blue Devils on Sunday, marking the Wolverines exit from the NCAA men's basketball tournament, but Duke's Nolan Smith performed a stunning crossover on Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr.

Of course, Tim Hardaway Jr.'s father was famous for his spectacular executions of that particular move.

From the Huffington Post:

Duke guard Nolan Smith played a major role in Coach K's 900th win on Sunday over the Michigan Wolverines.

Two of his 24 points came in the second half with 15 minutes left in the game, when he battled Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. one-on-one.

On a fast break, the Duke star used his crossover to get Hardaway off balance. As the Michigan guard fell to the ground, Smith stepped back and nailed a jumper to put the Blue Devils up 46-37.

Below, watch Tim Hardaway Sr. perform a crossover on Michael Jordan and finish with a no-look pass to Alonzo Mourning.