No matter who you talk to or listen to, everyone has an opinion on the late game situation; up three points, on defense, and less than :07 to play.
Last night in the MSU-Indiana game the Hoosiers were up three, on defense with less than seven seconds to play in the game. Spartans guard Gary Harris pulled up for a possible game tying three-point shot from the left-wing.
Will Sheehey, the Hoosier defender put his hands straight up. The refs thought he fouled the shooter; a foul was called with 3.7 seconds left on the clock. Three shots for Harris.
Now, where do I chart that?
Under the “foul” category?
Or leave it alone?
Harris missed the first, made the second then had to miss the third on purpose.
Victor Oladipo of the Hoosiers secured the rebound, was fouled and made two free-throws at the other end, game over.
Last night we had four foul or defend situations in college and the NBA.
The Milwaukee Bucks led the Brooklyn Nets and had a decision to make. They elected to defend, Joe Johnson banged a three and the Nets went on to win in OT.
-Longwood fouled Liberty and came away with the win.
-Missouri, who I thought was a foul team defended Florida. The Gators got a clean look from the corner but missed.
-Neveda up three on Fresno State decided to defend but gave up a three-point shot to Kevin Foster with 6 seconds left. In the extra session the Bulldogs won.
Overall stats: (As of 2/19/13
Division One Games:
25 fouled – 23 won
56 made three’s
10 fouled – 10 won
16 made three’s