Posted by Devil4ever on March 19, 15 at 09:36:24:
In Reply to: Re: Nice Win...... posted by ScooterDevil on March 19, 15 at 09:25:25:
: Only up 7 and he probably signaled the timeout with more then 9 seconds left. If you've ever coached before you should know from the time you call timeout to actually getting it can be several seconds. I'm certain when Sendek initially considered the TO it was not so evident that UConn was "giving up". The way this team shoots free throws and with Goodman and Jacobsen on the floor I'm sure he was being safe.
: Had UConn all of a sudden decided to foul and we missed the free throw then UConn nailed a 3 ahnd fouled again everyone would have been on Sendek for not using his TO's.
: : I don't know how good U Conn was, but they are only one year removed from the national championship, and their best player was injured and didn't play, but a win is a win in the books. Strange timeout by Herb with only 9 seconds left, up by 7 points and U Conn having waived the "white flag" so to speak by not challenging the ball. He puts in Gilling and Barnes to shoot free throws just in case? Not something that a seasoned coach would need to do, even the broadcasters we confused.
D4E: if you look at the replay you will see U Conn back off after the Devils got the ball and we're bringing the ball across the line. That is when Herb called the timeout....at 9 seconds. Also, as I remember, ASU still had 2 fouls to give, so it would have been almost impossible for a comeback loss given the scenario. I understand Herbs "reasoning", I just think it was an unnecessary move that also brought a lot of boos from the crowd. GO DEVILS!!!
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