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Small fan comes to the rescue to get trapped ball in Fresno State-Boise State game

A small fan rescues a trapped basketball during the Boise State-Fresno State game on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 (Screenshot: Twitter / @MichaelLKatz)

A small fan had a big moment during Tuesday's match-up between Fresno State and Boise State.

During the first half, an errant pass by a Bronco went high in the air and ended up getting stuck in space right between the shot clock and the backboard.

One player tried using a mop handle to get the ball, while another tried to use a different ball, but it wouldn't budge.

After about a minute, a Boise State player decided to get creative and lifted a small boy into the stand. The boy was able to knock the ball free, to the delight of the arena.

"Get that young man a scholarship!" said a CBS Sports broadcaster.


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