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.