When everything is going right, good things happen unintentionally.
North Carolina is rolling right now. The Tar Heels knocked off Miami in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament, are preparing to clash with Duke for the third time this season and remain a probable No. 1 seed for the NCAA tournament.
Carolina is a versatile squad, with the ability to control the boards and own the paint while also striking from beyond the arc from three-point land.
But in Thursday's win over Miami, UNC forward Theo Pinson was blessed with a little luck when attempting to lob an alley-oop to 'Heels big man Tony Bradley. Instead of reaching Bradley, the ball casually swished through the basket.
Throwing up an oop… ending up with a 3 instead?
— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) March 9, 2017
"It was definitely an alley-oop," Pinson said after the game. "I saw Tony running down the lane and barely caught it, I just tried to get it to him quickly. The ball went in and I was like 'wow, this is ridiculous' It was just a a weird moment, but a fun one also."
Hey, at least Pinson was honest and didn't try to play it off like an awkward shot that happened to fall. North Carolina is clearly one of the most skilled teams in the nation, but everyone can use a little luck sometimes.