OT: Crazy ending to EMU / Ball St basketball game

OT: Crazy ending to EMU / Ball St basketball game

Submitted by ypsituckyboy on January 25th, 2016 at 9:34 AM

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.

Tim Hardaway Jr. gets into the Atlanta Hawks rotation

Tim Hardaway Jr. gets into the Atlanta Hawks rotation

Submitted by Gil From Omaha on January 22nd, 2016 at 7:46 PM

"Three weeks ago, Tim Hardaway Jr. was on assignment in the NBA Development League.

Now, he has earned his way into the Hawks’ regular rotation with his eighth straight appearance in Wednesday’s 104-98 win over the Trail Blazers."

Good for Tim. Hope he does well and keeps his spot.