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The officials allowed play to continue, and the Monarchs hit a 3-pointer on the other end, leaving Rams coach Shaka Smart incensed at what he called a "five-point swing."
Old Dominion's mascot had tossed the powder into the air before the game in an imitation of LeBron James. The cleaning crew made a hasty attempt to remove the powder before the game, but used a mop that didn't help the situation.
After a five-minute delay, the powder was gone and the game resumed.
It's a small miracle [Utah State guard Tyler] Newbold didn't have a serious injury after going down twice when he ran into some pie that hadn't been cleaned up.
"I don't know what it was," Newbold said. "It didn't look wet, but there was a play where I slipped twice on the same possession. It hurt my elbow. It was really slick."