Tillema, Evans make top play
Men’s basketball play-by-play radio announcer Chris Roth called it when he said a behind-the-back pass and dunk would be a highlight on ESPN’s SportsCenter. On a fast break, Terry Evans dished a running one-handed pass behind his back to Ryan Tillema, who caught it and finished with a two-handed dunk, giving the Phoenix a 34-22 lead over the UW-Milwaukee Panthers with 1:28 before halftime Friday night in Milwaukee. The play took the top spot on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays segment Saturday. The Phoenix went on to beat the rival Panthers 77-75 in overtime. The game was broadcast nationally on ESPNU.