After the same guy -- Casey Coons -- hit the crowd-inducing basket for the past four years, a new player would have the chance to do the booming honor for Taylor this season.
His name is Ben Raichel, a senior guard, and his 3-pointer with 15:24 left in the first half put Taylor up 10-5 on Indiana Dabney. That's when everyone went bonkers; this is a tradition I must attend in person at some point soon.
As is the case in most years, Taylor won its Silent Night game, this time a 94-72 final.
And as always, at the end of the game, the fans go shoulder-to-shoulder and sing the Christmas carol. Pretty great how this game touches on a range of emotions and sounds, and ends with this harmony.