The University of Florida Gators had one of the most dominant performances of the day in their NCAA Tournament victory over the University of Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday.
With a dominating 65-39 victory, Florida punched its ticket to the Sweet 16 in what was an absolutely lopsided effort.
Allowing just 17 points in the first half, the Gators stifled the Cavaliers defensively all game, forcing them to shoot 29.6 percent (16-of-54) from the field, including 1-of-15 from three-point range. Virginia also managed just eight assists in the game, compared to 11 turnovers.
However, the most impressive play from the win came on the offensive end of the court for Florida.
Check out what might go down as the most vicious jab step in the history of jab steps in the video below.
The Virginia defender was stuck in an odd position, susceptible to a variety of offensive attack options by Florida’s Devin Robinson.
Robinson decided to go with the jab step to create even more of an advantage, forcing his defender to be even more off-balanced. As you saw above, the defender seemed entirely bewildered, didn't know what to do, and as his body switched directions, his knees buckled and he fell to the floor in embarrassment.
As you can imagine, fans of March Madness who were turning in had some perfect reactions to the devastating play. After all, it's not often that a jab step causes a defender to break his ankles. Usually those plays are reserved for crossovers.
Some fans couldn’t get over the incredibly effective move.
Others wondered whether or not the defender’s career should be over. Based on the team's terrible loss and the fact that this highlight has already gone viral, he might want to quit playing hoops right now.
This man didn’t have enough emojis to sum up how he felt.
Someone else thought it was just downright mean.
Some questioned his intentions.
This man was in utter disbelief.
After the game, Robinson explained his team’s will to come out victorious in the win-or-go-home contest.
He picked a great time of the year to peak. Based on his two NCAA Tournament performances, some have already wondered if NBA scouts are taking notice.
On the season, the 6’8”, 200-pound junior forward averaged 11.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest for the Gators.
In the first round 80-65 win over ETSU, Robinson had 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting to go along with seven rebounds over 33 minutes.
On Saturday against Virginia, he went 5-of-8 from the field for his 14 points and added 11 rebounds. But, his incredible jab step will live on as one of the most incredibly devastating moves in NCAA Tournament history.
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