Texas' Kerwin Roach II (12) and Iowa State's Cameron Lard (2) chase a ball out of bounds during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 men's tournament Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. Texas won 68-64. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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LOOK: Kerwin Roach gets assist from Kansas City dentist after losing tooth

Posted March 8th, 2018


When Texas guard Kerwin Roach flashes his signature grin Thursday at the Big 12 Tournament, it’ll look like nothing ever happened.

However, everyone who watched the Longhorns play Iowa State knows that Roach had a dental emergency Wednesday night. Thanks to an elbow in the face from Cyclones guard Lindell Wigginton, a large piece of one of Roach’s front teeth ended up on the Sprint Center floor.

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“I was kind of worried because I had braces for a little while,” Roach told American-Statesman reporter Brian Davis, “and I thought all that money went to waste.”

Luckily, Roach didn’t have to wait long for an appointment. Dr. Bill Busch, the official dentist of the Kansas City Chiefs, glued the tooth back together at halftime. How’s that for a quick in-and-out?

Mouth guards, kids. Wear them.

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