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Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie Suffers Shoe Malfunction in Sweet 16 Matchup

It happened again: Another college basketball player has suffered an on-court sneaker malfunction.
This time, Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie fell victim, with his Nike Kyrie 4 sneaker splitting during Thursday’s Sweet 16 matchup against Florida State.
In an interview with The Spokesman-Review, the 6’10” star revealed that a piece of his shoe came loose with the game down to its final minutes. Luckily, a media timeout came with just over two minutes remaining, giving Tillie time to slip on a fresh pair of kicks.
“The sole was sticking out, so I had to change shoes,” Tillie said. “[The manager] had to run super-fast.”
The junior forward said he had experienced the same problem before but plans to continue wearing the shoes. The portion of the sneaker that broke was reglued.
Blown-out sneakers have been a big storyline in NCAA hoops this year.
Zion Williamson, the Duke freshman projected to go No. 1 overall in the draft, suffered from a split shoe in a high-profile February game against rival North Carolina. The incident led to an immediate dip in Nike shares and left the 18-year-old temporarily sidelined with a knee injury. After Williamson’s Nike PG 2.5 PE malfunctioned, he switched to the Kyrie 4 — the same shoe

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