He remembers Nebraska fans giving him hell again, the serve and volley of the usual grief. The Omaha kid, back in Lincoln, always trying to get the last word. In high school, Josh Jones had won three state titles at the Devaney Center. Technically, it was the Cornhuskers' building, but it was also his house.
"It's kind of an in-state thing," Creighton's senior guard explains. "I'm kind of jawing with the fans, and just doing my mental preparations for the game, (and) my heart starts, like, speeding up, the way (it goes when) I get excited."
He remembers getting light-headed in layup lines. He remembers his eyesight going funny. He remembers feeling slightly dizzy.
"I hit a layup and took a jump shot," Jones recalls. "After that, I woke up on the ground, basically."
On Dec. 6, before his 16th-ranked Bluejays were to face rival Nebraska, Jones experienced an atrial flutter. Basically, his heart had suddenly, unexpectedly pushed the gas pedal all the way to the floor.