The Falcons have a problem. They've lost the first two games of the season. Although they have the skill, they lack height. Convinced that all they need is just one big guy, the members of the seventh-grade boys' basketball team have all but given up hope of ever winning a game. Then Michael Mancino comes across an old issue of Sports Illustrated and discovers the similarly "vertically challenged" UCLA Bruins, who went on to win the 1964 NCAA Championship with an aggressive and hard-to-beat full-court zone press used to compensate for a short roster. Convinced that this tough defensive strategy is the answer they've been looking for, Michael and the rest of the team hit the court with a surprise for everyone, including their coach. Will the Falcons be able to make a comeback and win the dreaded end-of-the-season game against the much bigger eighth-grade team?