Wow! Western Kentucky got screwed

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by Alex_de_Large, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Alex_de_Large

    Alex_de_Large 1,000+ Posts

    Coach calling timeout and the refs miss it.
  2. SL Xpress

    SL Xpress 500+ Posts

    That coach is Ken McDonald, who played for Coach Barnes at Providence, was an assistant for him at Clemson, and was an assistant for him here at Texas for two years. He took the Western Kentucky head coaching gig last offseason, and this was his first year with them.
  3. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Me too.....I had the Toppers and that was my only miss for the day......damnit!!
  4. Alex_de_Large

    Alex_de_Large 1,000+ Posts

    Thought he looked familiar
  5. ilsa

    ilsa 100+ Posts

    Even if you get the timeout, the chances of you getting a crosscourt basket with .9 seconds left are incredibly low.

    IMO it was his poor coaching that allowed Gonzaga to win. The shot clock was off when WKU had possession... no reason to leave that much time on the clock.
  6. Third Coast

    Third Coast 10,000+ Posts

  7. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

  8. SL Xpress

    SL Xpress 500+ Posts

    Oh, by the way, the kid who hit the winning shot for Gonzaga is A&M running back Michael Goodson's little brother. He would have gone to A&M, but the Aggies chose Dash Harris instead. I've been interested in following their respective careers to see who turns out to be the better player.
  9. UTExinPDX

    UTExinPDX 1,000+ Posts

    Was at this game. Western Kentucky was thoroughly entertaining to watch on both Thursday and today. Thought Gonzaga had control at the end only to see WK fight back. Great game.
  10. Alex_de_Large

    Alex_de_Large 1,000+ Posts

  11. Mesohorny

    Mesohorny 1,000+ Posts

    he's talking abt WKU inbounding after the winning layup. the clock stopped at .9 as soon as the basket was made, but WKU quickly threw it in, starting the clock. the guy throwing it in should have had presence of mind to call TO since all eyes were on him, not their coach at the other end.
    the CBS commentator who said the refs should have anticipated the coach calling a TO and looking at him was FOS.
  12. Alex_de_Large

    Alex_de_Large 1,000+ Posts

    I thought McDonald was calling TO after WKU took the lead with 7 sec left, not after Gonzaga scored with .9 left. I think he wanted to set his D up so a they couldn't get a layup, like they ended up getting.
  13. SL Xpress

    SL Xpress 500+ Posts

    That makes more sense to me, Alex_de_large.
  14. Lester Long

    Lester Long 25+ Posts

    I thought the same thing but in the press conference afterwards McDonald said that the refs missed it but also that "his players" threw the ball in too quickly. So he was referring to after the Gonzaga basket at .9
  15. SL Xpress

    SL Xpress 500+ Posts

    It's just tough for me to feel like McDonald or Western Kentucky got jobbed in that case. It was leaving so much time on the clock and allowing Gonzaga to go across the court in a flash for a layup that did them in, not the refs stopping play for Western Kentucky's time out with .9 seconds left.
  16. Lester Long

    Lester Long 25+ Posts

    I agree. If it was after their made bucket to take the lead then I think they would have had a legitimate gripe. But in this case, it would have taken a miracle of epic proportions to go the length of the court and score with .9
  17. Bob in Houston

    Bob in Houston 2,500+ Posts

    It was definitely after the Gonzaga basket.

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