No team enjoys running sprints at practice, but I can imagine it is even worse to run sprints during the game. Solomon Bozeman, Arkansas-Pine Bluff men's basketball head coach, was so upset at his team on Wednesday, he called a timeout to make the players run sprints.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff was facing Iowa State when the coach pulled out drills in the middle of the game. The Golden Lions eventually went on to lose the game 83-64, putting them at 1-8 on the season. Their only win came against the Arkansas Baptist Buffaloes.
With 18:20 remaining in the second half he signaled for a timeout and while the team was likely expected a play-call, they got practice instead. Iowa State was winning 44–24 when the timeout was called.
Here is a look at what happened:
The players went along with the unique game strategy and ran baselines.
The sprints were not motivation enough for the Golden Lions to pull out a win and they took another defeat. Arkansas-Pine Bluff did play more competitively in the second half, getting outscored by Iowa State by just three points, but it just was not enough.
The Golden Lions have not seen success in some time. They only had one NCAA Tournament in the team's history, over a decade ago in 2010.