This would be the very definition of hitting an uncontested layup.
At the beginning of the second half of the game at Duke, the Louisville players all crowded in their own backcourt. The trick was that the Cardinals all set up in positions as if that was the basket that they were playing towards. This meant that the entire Duke defense moved to that side of the court to play defense. Briahanna Jackson was the only Louisville player up near midcourt for the inbound and after the ball was passed in she simply spun toward the goal the Cardinals were actually attacking and walked in for a layup and two points.
The Louisville website had this to say about the play:
When asked what happened at the start of the half, Walz deadpanned that “we scored a layup” before explaining that, yes, he called that set play after watching Duke take the floor for warmups.
The Blue Devils could laugh about it afterward, with Rebecca Greenwell saying the moment she realized something was amiss was “when they made it.”
“They were laughing at us, and I was like, ‘Why are they laughing?'” Lexie Brown said. “And then, layup.”
This would be the basketball equivalent of that play in football when the ball is side snapped to a guy standing at quarterback who then walks up the field complaining the ball is deflated, before taking off for a touchdown. We see so much of the same old, same old in sports that it is great to see a sneaky play like this work every now and again.
Unless you are a Duke fan that is.