I knew that Oden would run into foul trouble when the NCAA's began. Being that the Big Ten refs let so much go during the regular season, he was bound to get called for more fouls for climbing over the opponent's back(s).
I figure it will only be a matter of time until these freshmen lose it, although today was good test. They only won because the Xavier player didn't practice his FREE THROWS enough to seal the win. That and the fact they let the OSU player to have a look, much let get off a trey for the tie in regulation. After that it was over.
You only have so much luck. Someone used most of it up in one game with several to go. X needs a new coach. Other team with the ball at less than 10 seconds to play and you have a 3 point lead with a chamce to foul well before a shot and you let them shoot?
i don't think you foul there as that would put the tying points at the line but i would contest the shot better. kid made a hellava shot well beyond nba range. after watching some of almost every game so far it is amazing how missed ft's affect the outcome and these kids just keep clanking. if sportscenter showed more ft's and less dunks i think ft shooting would improve.
No...but it sure was nice watching Xavier get theirs.
At the time, I thought Xavier shoulda won that game...but in retrospect, it took a stretch of 90% shooting for them to be in a position to win...and as soon as the guns cooled back off, and they got stopped, it was all over.
It was all luck. Xavier couldn't do that again if their life depended on it, and overtime showed that - even with the Chief Knuckle-Draggin' Punk fouled out of the game.
Xavier is a bunch of pretenders - and now their seniors are gone.
Ohio State is not going to win the tournament - but, at least this keeps the Xavier beetles back under their rocks. See you in 3 years guys.