TO FOUL OR NOT TO FOUL?
That is the question many basketball fans are asking this morning?
I’m talking about in last night’s NCAA championship game between Memphis and Kansas.
Memphis had a three-point lead with less than 10 seconds. Kansas brought the ball up the floor.
Many people say that Memphis should foul, and send Kansas to the line where they would have to make one or two free-throws and then foul Memphis when they inbound the ball (or have the chance of getting the offensive rebound)
I saw this situation in person three years ago with a great team with the lead and they fouled. Let’s call them Team A, who were up three points.
Team B went to the line for two shots with three seconds left.
The kid went to the line and sunk the first one. Team B down two.
The second shot was missed on purpose, Team B got the offensive rebound and made a shot at the buzzer sending the game into overtime.
Team A won in OT…thank God.
Last night Mario Chalmers made a three point-shot to tie the game for Kansas; forcing overtime where Kansas won.
Coach Calipari has coached in way more games that I have, he made a decision not to foul, that is ok with me.
To foul or not to foul? That is the question…