Disaster struck early in the first Final Four matchup of the weekend.
Less than a minute into the No. 3 LSU Tigers' matchup against the top-seeded Virginia Tech Hokies in Dallas Friday night, Virginia Tech's Cayla King launched a three-pointer that bounced off the back of the iron and ricocheted above the backboard.
Then it got stuck there — well out of reach of anyone down on the court.
That's when LSU's cheerleaders stepped up — literally.
In an impressive display of athleticism, one cheerleader lifted his fellow squad member by the waist and hoisted her onto his palms. With his hands gripping the soles of her shoes, the duo carefully inched toward the basket.
Then, as soon as the ball was in reach, the cheerleader balanced in the air, swatted it over the top of the backboard, and onto the court below.
Check out the incredible moment below:
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