GREENVILLE, Ill. — In the small town of Greenville, Illinois, one college basketball team is divinely inspired to change the way basketball is played.
"Romans 12:2, 'Don't copy the behaviors and customs of the world,' even in sport. That's my addition," George Barber said in the locker room. "'But let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.'"
No one would accuse Barber's Greenville University men's basketball team of copying the behaviors or customs of the basketball world. And even if they wanted to, they would probably be out of breath.
That's because the Panthers play a style unlike most in the history of the game.
It's about how long it takes to tie your shoelaces or fold a shirt. It's just a little longer than it takes Usain Bolt to run 100 meters. It's also how long it takes for the Panthers to put up a shot.
While the Greenville University Panthers may not be able to keep up with the fastest man in the world, other Division III teams have been pushed to their limits trying to keep up with them.
Their fast-breaking style means there's no such thing as a bad shot or a dull moment.
They're averaging about 130 points this season, and there's no sign of slowing down.
It's a style you'll never forget, and it's one that's winning games, too. They've won three straight conference titles and are undefeated in the conference so far this year.
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