Last night Penn State and Iowa were in a battle. The Hawkeyes were up three, less than seconds to play in the game and on defense.
And sports fans, we call that, “Foul or Defend?”
Iowa fouled with 1.5 seconds remaining and Penn State trailing by three. Jermaine Marshall of PSU calmly sunk the first free throw. He then tried to intentionally miss the second shot, giving the Nittany Lions a chance to get an offensive rebound and tie the game.
“I tried to push it long, and I did, but it ended up going in,” said Marshall.
In 34 situations this season in college basketball, 32 times the team that fouled, came away with the win without going to overtime.