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Video of the end of the Arizona-UAB game

Posted on: November 19, 2008 5:56 pm
Edited on: November 19, 2008 5:57 pm
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A reader sent along video of the end of the Arizona-UAB game.

If you haven't seen it, it's worth checking out.

Here's the link.

Two points:

1. I just noticed that the guy counseling Kyle Fogg after he made his inexplicable intentional foul was Jamelle Horne. This is funny because it was Horne who made the second inexplicable intentional foul that propelled UAB to a 72-71 victory.

2. And hats off to Len Elmore for trying his best to come up with some kind of excuse for Horne's final-second lunge and foul. Len kept talking about how Horne must've thought "there was a play on" even though there is no play in any playbook that calls for a foul in the final second of a tie game. It was a wild opinion, of course. But if he was just trying to protect Horne, well, that's pretty nice of him.

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Category: NCAAB
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Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2008 4:41 pm
 

Video of the end of the Arizona-UAB game

I am hearing some fans of UA saying this is coaching, but after the first incident, is it really on Pennell to go over that AGAIN before the end of the game? Chalk this up to a weird pre-season game UA shouldnt have been in with a minute left. I was actually surprised at how well they played for the first game. Question, some are saying the stands were empty, but I have heard that because they are in the NIT, some fans left after the first game. Any thoughts?




Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2008 6:08 pm
 

Video of the end of the Arizona-UAB game

Gary,

I caught the game live last night and I think I understand what Len Elmore was saying.  During the final 90 seconds or so, Arizona moved into "intentional foul mode" to try to make up a 6 point deficit.  The "play" that was "on" was a quick foul to send UAB to the free throw line, as they had been doing for the final minutes.  The players must have not noticed that the score had been tied and continued with to immediately foul as soon as UAB got possession. 

How it happened a second time (with Horne) so shortly after it happened with Fogg (especially if Horne was the one consoling Fogg, which I hadn't noticed) is beyond me.  Len's guess was that the guys were so used to fouling immediately upon change of possession, since they had been doing that for the past few minutes of the game, that they forgot the game situation.  On top of that, it was the first game of the season (and the first of Fogg's college career), so nerves probably played a role in them not realizing the score.

Bottom line:  It's going to be a long season for Zona.



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