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And THAT is why I hate fouling...

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by akaGatorhoops, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. akaGatorhoops

    akaGatorhoops VIP Member GC Columnist

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    UCLA just completed... then botched ....a torrid comeback in the final minute or so. They trailed 9 with about one minute left.
    Anyway... they closed it to 3 and were in bounding in their backcourt with 3.2 seconds left. Oregon fouled instantly. UCLA guy goes to the line.. makes the first. He then intentionally misses the second. UCLA grabs rebound AND ONE!
    UCLA clanked what would have been a game winning free throw, so it is now OT.
    I know there are analytics that suggest fouling there, but I hate it. And my nightmare scenario just nearly unfolded for Oregon.
     
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  2. akaGatorhoops

    akaGatorhoops VIP Member GC Columnist

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    UCLA wins in OT.

    Interestingly, bruins were up 3, and Oregon had the ball in the final seconds.
    UCLA played it straight up. Oregon missed. Ball game.
     
  3. swampgas44

    swampgas44 Junior

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    I guess Walton was happy. Don't know because I had it on mute like every other Walton broadcast o_O.
     
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  4. REM08

    REM08 GC Hall of Fame

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    Its always just felt like cheating to me. I know that it's obviously allowed but it seems very arbitrary - like an end of game loophole that shouldn't exist.
     
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  5. akaGatorhoops

    akaGatorhoops VIP Member GC Columnist

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    Yeah... I can understand that.

    I’m kinda the same in the sense that I would hate to lose “artificially”. If I’m gonna lose...I’d “rather” lose playing straight up.
     
  6. cincinnatigator

    cincinnatigator GC Hall of Fame

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    With our bigs, we'd be better off just playing straight up. The statistics are around the same whether you foul or not, around 84% chance of either strategy working, but you'd better have some reliable rebounders should you foul.
     
  7. Gatorhead

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    True scenario -

    The year Indiana went unbeaten they were playing Michigan.
    Had a late (miracle) put back by Benson off a missed free throw that preserved the unbeaten record for IU.

    Of course I'm still hurting from the accidental tip in by u know who against FSU
    that cost us the game, Billy's last year.
     
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  8. OklahomaGator

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    Wow, you are kidding, I turned it off with like 4 minutes, it seemed Oregon was blowing them out. Walton was talking about everything but the game.
     
  9. GatorLurker

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    Bill is making me rethink my stance in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana.
     
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  10. g8wayg8r

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    Fouls usually put points on the board. Running seconds end the game. Pretty simple really.