Dayton Basketball Star -- The 'Pantsing' Helped Us Win

No pants? No problem! So says Dayton basketball star Dyshawn Pierre who tells TMZ Sports that his NCAA wardrobe malfunction was a KEY FACTOR in his team's big victory! Pierre was playing Boise State when a teammate's foot got caught in his shorts and he was essentially "pantsed" for the whole world to see. But Pierre tells TMZ it was a MAJOR turning point in the game -- because Dayton was losing at the time ... and it changed the entire team's demeanor. The team went on to win the game ... and Pierre says he spoke with his parents about the situation right after the final buzzer.