Andy Toole, head coach at Robert Morris did it again.
One week ago with his team up three, in the foul or defend situation against Wagner, he fouled. It worked.
Yesterday, in the same situation he had his team foul vs Sacred Heart; and it worked again.
Also on Saturday, in the NC State-Virginia Tech game, the Wolfpack did not have the same outcome.
After the Pack fouled, Va. Tech made the first FT, missed the second and a Hokies player came flying in to get the offensive rebound, score and send the game to OT.
This is the second time this season at the D-1 level fouling backfired. (Third overall including a D-3 game between Middlebury and Amherst)
Our stats tell us we have had 38 situations at the collegiate level where the team up three decided to foul. 35 times the team shooting the foul shot grabbed the offensive rebound and scored.
A huge no-no.
Upon further review, the officials missed a lane violation on Virginia Tech. So this makes for the second time they have missed an offensive player stepping in too soon.