March is the most important time of the year in college basketball. Come the NCAA tournament, it's time for players to leave it all out on the floor—even their shorts, if necessary.
That was must've been the thinking of Dayton forward Dyshawn Pierre, whose shorts slipped down (perhaps caught on his teammate?) as he went up for a rebound late in the second half of Wednesday's First Four game vs. Boise State.
Tough luck for Pierre. This happened in plain sight, and Boise State's cheerleaders seemed none too pleased.
But hey, Dayton got the win. Pierre scored nine points on 4-of-7 shooting and added six rebounds. Guard Kendall Pollard led the Flyers with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting.
Boise State guard Derrick Marks led all players with 23 points.
The win began Dayton's 16th NCAA tournament appearance and moved the Flyers to 18-17 all-time in tourney play.
Dayton will play Providence, the No. 6 seed in the East regional, in the second round at 9:57 p.m. ET Friday in Columbus, Ohio. The game will air on truTV.
- Mike Fiammetta