Taylor University's Silent Night gives us another memorable moment

In what is a yearly tradition for the small Upland, Indiana college, Taylor University held its annual "Silent Night" event on Friday night. 

For those uninitiated with the yearly affair, on the Friday before Finals week in the fall semester, Taylor has a game where the student section sits quietly until Taylor scores its 10th point in the game. At that point, the crowd goes so wild that the game is stopped as fans filter onto the floor and party momentarily. Our own Matt Norlander has written about this event in the past, so here are some more details on its history.

Here's what happened when Keaton Hendricks made a layup tonight to get Taylor to the 10-point plateau:

The 10th. #tusilentnight

A video posted by Jeff Aupperle (@jeffaupperle) onDec 12, 2014 at 3:48pm PST

So awesome. #TUSilentNight

A video posted by Andrew Lentz (@andrewlentz) onDec 12, 2014 at 3:54pm PST

Here's a photo of the exact moment that Hendricks went up for the layup, before the madness ensued:

It wasn't just fun and games for those who attended the game, though. A group of students also paid tribute to events currently occurring around the country. When Hendricks made the layup, a group of 17 students held up letters with the message "#BlackLivesMatter". Here's a photo captured by Amy Peterson.

This is a great yearly event that is often worth writing about. But with that simple message, this might be the most memorable Silent Night ever.

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