College Basketball Player Picks the Wrong Time to Tie Her Shoes and Goes Viral

A college basketball player’s ill-timed attempt to tie her shoes has been viewed more than 1 million times.

During the first half of the Northwestern Wildcats’ 69-65 win Thursday over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Wildcats point guard Ashley Deary learned a valuable sneaker lesson while bringing the ball up the court.

Deary paused before the half-court line to tie her shoes, leaving the ball unattended on the hardwood. The referee didn’t call for a stoppage, allowing a Scarlet Knights guard to sweep in and steal the ball, setting up a fast-break score.

Although it was an embarrassing moment, Deary and the Wildcats were able to maintain their early lead and win, advancing their overall record to 20-7.

As of 6 p.m. ET, Deary’s blunder has been viewed 1.4 million times on Instagram.

Want more?

Video of College Basketball Player Losing Her Shoe in a Game Goes Viral

A Teacher’s Reaction to Receiving Vans From His Students Is Going Viral

Footwear Brand Recalls ‘Swastika’ Boots After Image Goes Viral

Woman Makes Shoes Out of McDonald’s Bags After Girls’ Night Out — And Image Goes Viral

John Legend wearing Sperry boat shoes Sponsored By Sperry

It’s Boat Shoe Summer – Just ask John Legend

Celebrate Father's Day with the shoe of the summer: Sperry boat shoes, curated by John Legend.
Learn More

Access exclusive content