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Nov 17, 2021, 3:14 PM | Updated: 3:16 pm
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(Photo courtesy Nick Grace, Utah Athletics)
(Photo courtesy Nick Grace, Utah Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah forward Andrea Torres quickly reacted to a shoe being on the floor during live action against Saint Mary’s on Tuesday night.

Late in the third quarter against the Gaels, Torres was in the paint on defense when a shoe appeared on the floor. She quickly kicked the shoe with her left foot and launched it to the baseline.

The shoe appears to have hit a cheerleader and forced the official on the baseline to lean back in order to dodge the flying shoe.

Utah head coach Lynne Roberts sent out a tweet on Wednesday morning, likely after film session, describing the play.

“So about last night… (no cheerleader was harmed in the making of this video) #WhoThrowsAShoe,” Roberts tweeted.

We can’t confirm at this point who the shoe belonged to.

Utah women’s basketball is off to a 3-0 start with wins over Lipscomb (105-56), Xavier (106-71) and Saint Mary’s (92-50).

They will face Cincinnati in the final game of their homestand on Friday, November 19 at 7 p.m. MT on UtahUtes.com.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com, Co-Host of Faith, Family and Football podcast with Clark Phillips III and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports.

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