|Man of Victory|
|Title||Man of Victory|
Sakuragi prepares to do a slam dunk, to the chagrin of the team. However, Haruko yells out to him, and Hanamichi instead does a layup, giving Shohoku the lead and getting him lots of praise. Sakuragi gloats about the basket, but Rukawa warns that it isn't over yet. Suddenly, Sendoh gets the ball right under Akagi's nose and dribbles down the court. Rukawa and Akagi run after him and try to block him, but Sendoh dodges them and prepares to shoot. Akagi and Rukawa then leap in front of him, but Sendoh changes directions in midair and does a layup, to everyone's shock.