Unless you were one of the dozens people at the EMU v Ball State basketball game in Ypsilanti last weekend, you probably missed the crazy finish. At the end of the second overtime, EMU got a rebound with just under 17 seconds left and a two point lead. Two BSU defenders foul the rebounder repeatedly to put EMU at the line, but the refs completely swallow their whistles until a BSU player finally rips the ball away. The BSU player then takes about five steps without dribbling, and passes to a teammate, who hits a 3 to win the game.
Both refs have been suspended by the MAC for the multple/egregious no-calls. Linky:
On an extremely tangentially related note, does anyone else have the slightest doubt that the NCAA crackdown on fouling will completely disappear during late season conference tourneys and/or the NCAA tourney? Can you imagine any ref in their right mind calling, say, Denzel Valentine for two hand-check or clutch-n-grab fouls in the first three minutes of an NCAA tourney game? I think that crackdown is an advantage for Michigan since it frees up offensive movement, but I doubt it's enforced when it matters.
Best road win of the season against a dangerous Nebraska team. Walton is starting to take a leadership role on this team and Robinson has finally learned he doesnt have to shoot everything from 3. Donnal is the real deal. Enjoy
Because anytime one of our rivals decides to humiliate themselves on national TV it demands ridicule in an open thread - that's why. I mean....what the actual hell are these?
As reported by 247 & Steve Lorenz, game winner a-la Laettner
Well 19, but still... Hail!