"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
To Foul or Not To Foul? That shouldn't be a question.
Imagine in football: Late in the game, an offense is driving for the game-tying TD with 30 seconds left. Out trots the FG unit. Why? Because the defense used its perogative to force the offense kick a FG. It makes no sense.
I realize that the analogy isn't exact. Teams have been using the non-intentional, intentional foul since Dr. Naismith strung up the peach baskets to give themselves a chance if behind as the game winds down. But this doesn't limit the offense. Rather, it forces the offense to make a play and not sit.
Conversely, I think the non-intentional, intentional foul when up three at the end of the game is a perversion of the competition. Using the rules to limit your offensive opponent in an unnatural way.
To remedy the situation, I propose the 1-and-1-and-1: When leading by 3 with under, say, 10 seconds to go, any foul on the ball handler in three point range (or anywhere off the ball) would result in a 1-and-1-and-1 if the offense is in the bonus. Or a 2-and-1 if the offense is in the double bonus. The free throw shooter gets a third free-throw if he makes the first two.
I think this would force the defense to "play basketball" at the end of the game rather than engaging in a loop-hole/gimmick.
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Still remember staying up late on a school night as a kid, watching the game w my grandpa, on my knees praying when Rumeal went to the line.
We go down by 8 early and we fight back to only be down 2 at halftime. Our best player in Glenn Robinson iii goes out with an apparent knee injury early in the 2nd half. We fall back down by 6 and fight back to take the lead. Irvin and Walton play like the players we all hoped they could be right out of the chute. I love this team! I love 2014!
This kid is from my hometown and from what I hear Michigan has been going after the kid since 8th grade. Some feel Michigan is where he will land but with some of the offers he has out there and his Dad (who is a big influence in his life) is a huge Kentucky fan so you just never know. Good read though.
Very OT but I mean, you guys. Never have I seen a baby seal get clubbed like this. Tre Lynch got 27 points. Enough to beat the entire CBC team. By himself. Twice.
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