That's exactly what happened in the Red Raiders' 69-66 victory. He found his groove once the second half tipped.
After Tennessee's Jordan Bone missed his 3-point attempt, the players celebrated and eventually made their way over to Schmidt, who was rolled onto the court in her wheelchair.
The television home to such cultural gems as "Impractical Jokers" and "Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters" briefly gets a whole new clientele to watch a few tournament games, assuming people can find it on their TVs.
"They're crushed", Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said afterward.
So history was shockingly made, or as CBS analyst Bill Raferty told ESPN late Friday night: "You know what this is like?"
Tennessee was supposed to be the bigger and more physical team.
But if you're thinking she does not invoke the deity for a little help to win, think again.
"I've seen him make one-two dribble, one-two pull-up probably a million times", Richardson said.
CREAM RISES: Despite the upsets, top seeds Villanova and Kansas, second-seeded Duke, third-seeded Texas Tech and MI, fourth seed Gonzaga and fifth seed Kentucky are moving on to the Sweet 16 - the Zags for the fourth straight year - but they're still wary considering what's happened. Nor should anyone sleep on Kentucky returning to the Final Four for the first time since 2015 and the fifth time since John Calipari took over the Wildcats prior to the 2009-10 season.
Francis had limited success in his 11 minutes against his former teammate. However, the Ramblers responded with a 23-10 run of their own and went up 29-25 at the halfway point. Gary Trent Jr. poured in 18 points, Wendell Carter Jr. tallied 13 points, Trevon Duval had 11 points and Allen added 10. The star guard has to decide if he'll join the ranks of the one-and-done freshman.
Gonzaga will next face either top-seeded Xavier or ninth-seeded Florida State in the Sweet 16 at Los Angeles. Schofield scored 14 for Tennessee.
Grant Williams had seemingly completed Tennessee's comeback by hitting a driving floater through contact to tie the game with 20.1 seconds left. Williams, the SEC's Player of the Year, finished with 12 points.
Except for 6-foot-3 senior guard Hallice Cooke, every player in the six-man rotation stands 6-7. I don't think a lot of these teams know how hard we're going to play when we show up. "It's a credit to their coaching staff for where they are now". "They got in position, and the refs called what they saw". He also said that might be a good thing.
But this team's likability goes deeper.
Jim Larranaga's George Mason team caught fire in the Washington D.C. regional as they knocked off sixth-seeded Michigan State and third-seeded, defending champion North Carolina to advance to the Sweet 16.
Indeed, Tennessee won't be able to sneak up on anyone next season. "We haven't reached a finish line".
There's a pretty clear comparison to be made here, and it's a joke that I thought I was the first to make. The rematch will mark the second NCAA Tournament matchup between Hall of Famers Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim, with Coach K's Blue Devils winning one in the Sweet 16 in 1998.