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Ali lands knockout blow of Jayhawks

Originally Published: March 20, 2010
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The kid does not emote.

Ali Farokhmanesh plays basketball with the stoicism of a palace guard. No smiles, no woofs, no frowns. Even while fracturing defenses with his jump shot, his on-court expression never varies.

So you knew this was a seminal moment -- One Shining Moment, if you will -- when the Northern Iowa guard clenched two fists in front of his chest, bent back and howled at the heavens. For just a minute, Ali looked like that other Ali, snarling ...

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