2.5 seconds and you can't trap...looks like an NIT berth this year
The Cougs actually played acceptable D for the last 2 seconds. The Dellanova
guy or whatever his name is just hit an amazing shot. If they had pressed
downcourt, then they would have opened themselves up to allowing a long
over-the-top pass and a shorter shot. It was also smart that the second
defender running in at the last second stepped out of the way to avoid letting
Dellanova draw a tacky foul. Better to let the guy shoot a 30-35 footer than to
give him a chance to draw the foul. BYU has strong computer rankings but no
solid wins. Even if they had won this, they would still have needed to beat
Gonzaga one or more times to get in for sure.
Gaels never quit from start to FINISH. Well Dave Rose, why not do the same when
you knew they got 2.5 sec (or got some time left) to go and you MUST guard this
main guy and try to block the pass to him. Hope you will think about it which of
course you don't read this here. Oh well, better get ready for San Diego or
whoever is next.
can't overemphasize the importance of making all the free throws. Gaels
looked all business and the cougars looked emotional.